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Island of Swans (1983)

Insel der Schwäne (original title)
Fourteen-year-old Stefan Kolbe, along with his mother and sister, moves from an idyllic small town to the developing area of Berlin-Marzahn, where his father works as a construction worker.... See full summary »

Director:

Herrmann Zschoche

Writers:

Benno Pludra (novel), Ulrich Plenzdorf (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Axel Bunke Axel Bunke ... Stefan
Mathias Müller Mathias Müller ... Hubert
Sven Martinek ... Windjacke
Britt Baumann Britt Baumann ... Rita
Kerstin Reiseck Kerstin Reiseck ... Anja
Ursula Werner ... Stefans Mutter
Christian Grashof Christian Grashof ... Stefans Vater
Monika Lennartz Monika Lennartz ... Frau Meinelt
Dietrich Körner Dietrich Körner ... Bremer
Ruth Kommerell Ruth Kommerell ... Stefans Großmutter
Fritz Marquardt Fritz Marquardt ... Angler
Heidemarie Wenzel ... Huberts Mutter
Peter Bause Peter Bause ... Hausmeister der Schule
Trude Brentina Trude Brentina ... Alte Frau im Fahrstuhl
Wibke Hollersen Wibke Hollersen ... Sabine
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Fourteen-year-old Stefan Kolbe, along with his mother and sister, moves from an idyllic small town to the developing area of Berlin-Marzahn, where his father works as a construction worker. Stefan must find his way in a completely new environment and surrounded by strange people. Stefan gets to know two girls, who attempt to seduce him, and gets himself into trouble with the landlord, who kisses up to societal authority figures. He becomes friends with the anxious Hubert, defends him against the constant humiliation of the older student Windjacke, and encourages him to stand up for himself. It ends tragically in a bitter fight between Stefan and Windjacke. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 April 1983 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Swan Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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