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Ten decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in ... See full summary »

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Herrmann Zschoche

Writer:

Christa Kozik (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Mühe ... Johann Friedrich Hölderlin
Jenny Gröllmann ... Susette Gontard
Swetlana Schönfeld Swetlana Schönfeld ... Marie Rätzer
Michael Gwisdek ... Jakob Gontard
Peter-Mario Grau Peter-Mario Grau ... Isaac von Sinclair
Christine Gloger Christine Gloger ... Hölderlins Mutter
Simone Frost Simone Frost
Christine Harbort Christine Harbort
Reimar J. Baur Reimar J. Baur ... (as Raimar-Johannes Baur)
Rolf Hoppe
Matthias Günther Matthias Günther
Hilmar Baumann Hilmar Baumann
Peter Bause Peter Bause
Trude Brentina Trude Brentina
Thomas Gumpert Thomas Gumpert
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Ten decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in Frankfurt, and gives lessons to the four children of the wealthy household. It doesn't take long for him to discover his passion for the children's mother, Susette Gontard. Ordinary family life is obstructed even further by news from the French Revolution. Written by c.winter

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 April 1985 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Half of Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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