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Walter Plathe Walter Plathe ...  Paul Steinhüter 4 episodes, 1989
Walfriede Schmitt Walfriede Schmitt ...  Karoline Steinhüter 4 episodes, 1989
Renate Blume Renate Blume ...  Toni Steinhüter 4 episodes, 1989
Alfred Müller Alfred Müller ...  Robert Steinhüter / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Hanns-Jörn Weber Hanns-Jörn Weber ...  Franz Steinhüter 3 episodes, 1989
Immanuel Seilkopf Immanuel Seilkopf ...  Hugo Stielike 3 episodes, 1989
Klaus Piontek Klaus Piontek ...  Paul Hiller 3 episodes, 1989
Horst Drinda Horst Drinda ...  Max Fischer 3 episodes, 1989
Günter Wolf Günter Wolf ...  Prof. Ackermann 3 episodes, 1989
Dieter Wien Dieter Wien ...  Dr. Sindhof 3 episodes, 1989
Solveig Müller Solveig Müller ...  Katrin Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Jürgen Reuter Jürgen Reuter ...  Prof. Dr. Ernst Abbe 2 episodes, 1989
Angelika Perdelwitz Angelika Perdelwitz ...  Else Abbe 2 episodes, 1989
Roland Kurzweg Roland Kurzweg ...  Marcus Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Claudia Maria Meyer Claudia Maria Meyer ...  Lydia Steinhüter / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Jörg Schüttauf Jörg Schüttauf ...  Karl Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Günter Junghans ...  Karl Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Janina Hartwig Janina Hartwig ...  Olga Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Silke Matthias Silke Matthias ...  Lina Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Hanna Mönig Hanna Mönig ...  Helga Steinhüter 2 episodes, 1989
Berndt Stübner Berndt Stübner ...  Roderich Zeiss 2 episodes, 1989
Detlef Heintze Detlef Heintze ...  Dr. Steffen Malitz 2 episodes, 1989
Manfred Zetzsche Manfred Zetzsche ...  Dr. Gerhard Lindner 2 episodes, 1989
Detlef Gieß Detlef Gieß ...  Dr. Otto Schott 2 episodes, 1989
Jürgen Zartmann Jürgen Zartmann ...  August Löber 2 episodes, 1989
Ronny Klawikowski Ronny Klawikowski ...  Paul Steinhüter / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Karin Mikityla Karin Mikityla ...  Ilse Hansel 2 episodes, 1989
Heinz Behrens Heinz Behrens ...  Hektor Brandner 2 episodes, 1989
Petra Gorr Petra Gorr ...  Katja Angler 2 episodes, 1989
Karl-Maria Steffens Karl-Maria Steffens ...  Samuel Gustav 2 episodes, 1989
Wilfried Pucher Wilfried Pucher ...  Hermann Brand 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ...  Prof. Dr. Heubel 2 episodes, 1989
Hans Teuscher Hans Teuscher ...  Minister Rothe 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Reusse Peter Reusse ...  Dr. Spengler 2 episodes, 1989
Angelika Schmidt Angelika Schmidt ...  Frau Kogel 2 episodes, 1989
Manfred Heine Manfred Heine ...  Dr. Hellmersen 2 episodes, 1989
Klaus-Peter Thiele Klaus-Peter Thiele ...  Dr. Czapski 2 episodes, 1989
Jürgen Ohl Jürgen Ohl ...  Pfarrer / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Wilhelm Koch-Hooge Wilhelm Koch-Hooge ...  Geheimrat Dr. Marcus 2 episodes, 1989
Otti Planerer Otti Planerer ...  Frau Fischer 2 episodes, 1989
Manfred Olenicki Manfred Olenicki ...  Grassmann 2 episodes, 1989
Rosemarie Rössel-Leder Rosemarie Rössel-Leder ...  Frau Bommel 2 episodes, 1989
Volkmar Witt Volkmar Witt ...  Gehilfe Rudolf 2 episodes, 1989
Eva-Maria Eisenhardt Eva-Maria Eisenhardt ...  Fräulein Edel 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Hladik Peter Hladik ...  Freiherr von Beaulieu / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Klaus-Jürgen Steinmann Klaus-Jürgen Steinmann ...  Dreher Paul 2 episodes, 1989
Klaus Gehrke Klaus Gehrke ...  Gehilfe Friedrich 2 episodes, 1989
Friedhelm Eberle Friedhelm Eberle ...  Georg 2 episodes, 1989
Rolf Dietrich Rolf Dietrich ...  Oskar 2 episodes, 1989
Hans-Georg Körbel Hans-Georg Körbel ...  Heiner 2 episodes, 1989
Angelika Graubaum Angelika Graubaum ...  Sekretärin 2 episodes, 1989
Frank-Otto Schenk ...  Ordonanz 2 episodes, 1989
Günther Grabbert Günther Grabbert ...  General 2 episodes, 1989
Uwe Karpa Uwe Karpa ...  Leiter Südwerk 2 episodes, 1989
Ulrike Hanke-Haensch Ulrike Hanke-Haensch ...  Filmvorführerin 2 episodes, 1989
Dirk Schülke Dirk Schülke ...  Meckerer / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Reinhardt Peter Reinhardt ...  Fahrer 2 episodes, 1989
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East Germany

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German

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8 October 1989 (East Germany) See more »

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(7 parts)

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"Epic" docu-drama about the Carl-Zeiss Jena company
18 February 2015 | by Stuart M.See all my reviews

Beginning at the beginning, this series dramatizes the history of a German company through the eyes of the Steinhüter family which through many generations of employees and eventually executive positions accompanies the growth of the company. Famous for its optical lenses and other optical instruments, the company had to survive the imperial German era, the First World War, the Nazi era and finally split into two during the Cold War, a new independent Western company and the original company in Jena in East Germany. As an East German film production, the film series naturally concentrates on the negatives of the pre-socialist era and extols the accomplishments of the socialist era, but it does show the material shortages and incompetent government directives the company suffered under during the latter period. A recurring theme is the dedication of the employees to the company, but also the cost to the families in unhappy, lonely marriages. The last seventh episode is almost communist Hollywood in its depiction of a prosperous, fulfilled Steinhüter family bounding from success to success, while in reality East Germany was a collapsing police state on the verge of the revolution which eventually swept away the German Democratic Republic. I still recommend the series and give it an 8.


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