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Teenage German soldier is falsely accused of being a war criminal and arrested in Poland of 1945.

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Mark Niebuhr
Fred Düren ...
General Eisensteck
Matthias Günther ...
Hauptsturmführer
Klaus Piontek ...
Major Ludenbroich
Hans-Uwe Bauer ...
Karl-Heinz Fenske
Alexander van Heteren ...
Jan Beveren
Horst Hiemer ...
Gasmann
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Gestapokommissar Rodloff
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Chef
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Szybko
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Ohnehals
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Amtsarzt
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Eugeniusz
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Leutnant
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Aufnahmebeamter
Michael Gerber ...
Hauptmann Schulski
Eberhard Kirchberg ...
Oberleutnant Müller
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Mädchen
Erhard Marggraf ...
Deutscher Gefangener
Mathis Schrader ...
Deutscher Gefangener
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Polnischer Gefangener
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Polnische Frau
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Polnischer Gefangener
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Polnischer Gefangener
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Polnischer Gefangener
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Polnischer Gefangener (uncredited)
Jochen Diestelmann ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Günther Falkenau ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Horst Giese ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Rudolf Goßing ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Peter Heiland ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Reiner Heise ...
Erich Seiffert (uncredited)
Tadeusz Jastrzebowski ...
Polnischer Gefangener (uncredited)
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Polnischer Gefangener (uncredited)
Roland Kuchenbuch ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Wolfgang Kühne ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Fred Ludwig ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Wolfgang Nestler ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Hannes Stelzer ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Karl Sturm ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Ulrich Teschner ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Nadja Wendland ...
Mädchen (uncredited)
Eberhardt Wintzen ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)
Rudolf Woschick ...
Deutscher Gefangener (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Beyer

Written by

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Hermann Kant ... (novel)
 
Wolfgang Kohlhaase ... (writer)
 
Dieter Wolf ... (dramatisation)

Music by

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Günther Fischer

Cinematography by

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Eberhard Geick

Film Editing by

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Rita Hiller

Production Design by

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Alfred Hirschmeier

Costume Design by

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Joachim Dittrich

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Monika Mörke ... makeup artist
Lothar Stäglich ... makeup artist
Rosemarie Stäglich ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Herbert Ehler ... production leader
Harald Jahn ... assistant unit manager
Ralph Retzlaff ... unit manager
Jerzy Rutowicz ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Irene Weigel ... assistant director

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Hans Quappe ... set dresser
Peter Röh ... property master
Gisela Schulze ... set builder

Sound Department

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Konrad Walle ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eckhardt Hartkopf ... camera operator
Jürgen Jankowski ... gaffer
Dieter Lück ... assistant camera

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Plot Summary

The young German POW Mark Niebuhr, a former rifleman of an infantry battalion, arrives on a train at the Warsaw depot in October 1945. A Polish woman believes to have recognized him as the SS officer who murdered her daughter. He is separated from the group without knowing why and thrown into solitary confinement, alone with his worst fears. The investigation into his past is led by a young Polish lieutenant the same age as Mark. After four years, Mark goes to a cell with a Polish prisoner who confronts him brimming with hatred. At his work assignment in Warsaw's ruinous landscape, he must clear away the most dangerous of collapsing walls. He ends up rescuing a child, breaking his arm in doing so and ends up in the hospital, where he learns that his own murder investigation is fully underway. Following his hospital stay, he is transferred to a cell containing only German prisoners. Here, the old hierarchy and fascist spirit still reign in microcosm with General Eisensteck and Major Lundenbroich at the top. The wrongfully accused Niebuhr is thus taken in by the real war criminals as one of their own. He gradually begins to see through their ploys, resists them, isolates himself and thereby recognizes something greater within the guilt that now enmeshes his life. After eight months, his innocence in the murder trial is proven and he is released. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • The Turning Point (World-wide, English title)
  • Held for Questioning (World-wide, English title)
  • Futásod véget ér (Hungary)
  • Pobyt (Poland)
  • Opholdet (Denmark)
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  • 102 min
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