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Die Schaukel (1983)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anja Jaenicke Anja Jaenicke ... Mathias
Lena Stolze Lena Stolze ... Gervaise
Joachim Bernhard ... Otto
Susanne Herlet Susanne Herlet ... Hespera
Christine Kaufmann ... Mme. Lautenschlag
Rolf Illig ... Herr Lautenschlag
Jenny Thelen Jenny Thelen ... Grandmère
Elisabeth Bertram Elisabeth Bertram ... Gartenmarie
Ulrich Tukur ... Lhombre
Günter Strack Günter Strack ... Prof. von Zwinger
Dorothea Moritz Dorothea Moritz ... Mrs. von Zwinger
Andrea Schober ... Candida
Irm Hermann ... Frau Erlendicht
Anja Buczkowski Anja Buczkowski ... Baronin James
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Tandlerin
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Auf und Nieder einer deutsch-französischen Familie in München vor 100 Jahren

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 October 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swing See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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One of the most under-rated films ever
11 February 2003 | by solriSee all my reviews

The Swing (Die Schaukel) was advertised as a German Fanny and Alexander, but somehow never achieved the same fame. True, it is not a masterpiece in the same league as Fanny and Alexander, and Percy Adlon isn't Ingmar Bergman, but it is an excellent film nonetheless.

The Swng is the story of three sisters in a middle-class German family fallen on hard times, set just before the First World War. It tells of ordinary things - a love that comes to nothing, a girl who wants to be a writer, darning socks, and so on. There is nothing in the plot that gives a clue to the beauty of the film; you just have to watch it.


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