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Wengler & Sons (1987)

Wengler & Söhne (original title)
This film tells a story spanning three generations, from 1871 to 1945. After the farmer's son, Gustav Wengler, returns from the Franco-German war in 1871, he goes to work in a precision ... See full summary »

Director:

Rainer Simon

Writers:

Helmut Bez (scenario), Rainer Simon
3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christoph Engel Christoph Engel ... Gustav Wengler, jung
Carl-Martin Spengler Carl-Martin Spengler ... Gustav Wengler
Kathrin Waligura Kathrin Waligura ... Bertha Wengler
Fritz Marquardt Fritz Marquardt ... Friedrich Wengler
Gudrun Ritter ... Luise Wengler
Wolfgang Hosfeld Wolfgang Hosfeld ... Wilhelm Wengler
Peter Prager ... Paul Wengler
Cornelia Hudl Cornelia Hudl ... Käthe Wengler
Franziska Ritter Franziska Ritter ... Luise Wengler
Joachim Lätsch Joachim Lätsch ... Gottlieb Mothes
Herbert Sand Herbert Sand ... Erich Mothes
Peter Zimmermann ... Carl Mothes
István Avar István Avar ... Dr. Conrad Abel
Matthias Günther Matthias Günther ... Dr. Joachim Zuckschwert
Corinna Harfouch ... Jenny Weinhold
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Storyline

This film tells a story spanning three generations, from 1871 to 1945. After the farmer's son, Gustav Wengler, returns from the Franco-German war in 1871, he goes to work in a precision mechanics and optical company. He soon becomes a master craftsman; he is loyal and devoted to this company and promises his director on his deathbed that his sons and grandchildren will also stand by the company. At last, the time comes for his talented grandson Paul to honor this promise and join the company. In the meantime, however, the company has gained a worldwide reputation and supports the Third Reich. Although Paul is skeptical about the Nazi leadership, he continues working for the company. When he sees the company destroyed during the war, old Gustav Wengler realizes his family is responsible for the turn the country has taken. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 May 1987 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wengler & Sons, a Legend See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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