Als Martin vierzehn war

Als Martin vierzehn war

DDR 1964, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Martin′s and his girlfriend′s Kathrin′s childhood comes to an abrupt end in 1920, when their Mecklenburg village is drawn into the events surrounding the Kapp putsch. By accident, Martin discovers a charge of weapons that land owner von Bröder had put away for the reactionary forces, and gives them to the workers in the city. When the village starts to organize a strike against the putsch, soldiers arrive at the village to hold down the residents of the village. Kathrin helps Martin to battle his way through to the city to get help: A battalion of workers is supposed to help the strikers. Although the action succeeds, Martin gets arrested. But he can soon flee imprisonment and prove himself as a brave fighter. And when Kathrin′s father dies in the battle, Martin is there to console her.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Walter Beck
Assistant director:Ellen Korfes
Screenplay:Walter Beck, Manfred Richter
Scenario:Manfred Richter, Hans Schönröck (Mitarbeit)
based on:Hans Schönröck (Erzählung "Martin und die Männer")
Script editor:Joachim Plötner
Director of photography:Eberhard Borkmann
Assistant camera:Klaus Zähler
Still photography:Max Teschner
Production design:Gerhard Helwig
Set construction:Helfried Winzer
Prop master:Herbert Ernst
Make-up artist:Bernhard Schlums
Costume design:Werner Bergemann
Editing:Christel Ehrlich
Sound:Joachim Preugschat
Music:Wolfgang Lesser
  
Cast: 
Ulrich Lorr-BalkoMartin
Erik VeldreKarl
Hans Hardt-HardtloffVater Stammer
Lotte LoebingerMutter Stammer
Friedo SolterStiebe
Manfred HeineVon Bröder
Elfi MannKatrin
Helmut SchreiberVater Mertens
Harry HindemithVogt Kreutzer
Werner KamenikGutsknecht Ehlers
Fred LudwigGutsknecht Marquardt
Fritz HofbauerGutsknecht
Nico TuroffPanse
Rudolf UlrichDr. Brandt
Albrecht DellingVon Dürenberg
Elli Jessen-SomannDicke Frieda
Gerhard RacholdLeutnant
Manfred OttFähnrich
Hugo KalthoffSpielzeugverkäufer
Wolfgang Wöhlert1. Arbeiter
Erich Mirek2. Arbeiter
William Adelt3. Arbeiter
Horst Dethloff4. Arbeiter
Ekkehard Hahn
Heinrich Schmidt
Klaus-Peter Thiele
Klaus-Jürgen Tews
Jochen Nitzel
Günter H. Wachsmuth
Gerd Scheibel
Heinrich Maaß
Günther Schwarz
Jürgen Marten
Horst Eder
Erhard Kunkel
Rolf Losansky
Günter Mehnert
Michael Dejak
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "konkret")
Unit production manager:Anni von Zieten
Location manager:Heinz Ullrich
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2272 m, 83 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 20.12.1964, Berlin, Kosmos

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Als Martin vierzehn war
Weiterer Titel (DD) Als Martin 14 war

Versions

Original

Length:2272 m, 83 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 20.12.1964, Berlin, Kosmos