Brandstellen

Brandstellen

DDR 1977/1978, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Scenes of Fires

Bruno Kappel is an established attorney in Hamburg who, in earlier times, belonged to an anarchistic student circle. His former girl friend Karin Kunze is still a member of this scene. Bruno, who still has left-wing beliefs, becomes her attorney. But when Karin gets into a shootout with the police, she has to go into hiding. The prosecuting attorney Baller has also been a former member of the anarchistic scene. He does not want his past to be revealed by Karin′s apprehension and prosecution. Thus, he asks Kappel to find Karin and sneak her out to a foreign country. On his search for Karin, Kappel meets Maria, a communist, who as a teacher is threatened to be banned from her profession and furthermore is a member of a citizen′s movement that tries to stop the conversion of a nature reserve into a military training ground. Kappel falls in love with Maria and starts to reconsider his political beliefs.

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Credits

Director:Horst E. Brandt
Screenplay:Horst E. Brandt
Director of photography:Rolf Sohre
Editing:Karin Kusche
Music:Peter Gotthardt, Lokomotive Kreuzberg
  
Cast: 
Dieter MannBruno Kappel
Heidemarie WenzelMaria Ronsdorf
Ezard HaußmannTom Strathmann
Wolfgang DehlerHerbert Ronsdorf
Petra HinzeDoris Strathmann
Dietmar Richter-ReinickHeinz Spormann
Karin GregorekKarin Kunze
Berko AckerPacco
Thomas WolffSchiebeck
Dieter WienMartin Baller
Annekathrin BürgerThea
Heinz BehrensVetter Stefan
Pedro HebenstreitPepe
Ilse VoigtCläre Cappel
Walter LendrichJosef Kappel
Helga GöringTante Therese
Werner RöwekampHerr Mayer
Dorit GäblerLona
Ursula Christowa-StaackSusanne
Sina FiedlerUlla Kappel
Fritz DechoBarthel
Christoph EngelW. Niehus
Stefan LisewskiRenner
Ute DrewniokSprechstundenhilfe
Peter KöhnckeOberpolizeirat Schlüter
Wulf BringmannAnonymer Typ
Anna LindemannFrau Jünnemann
Klaus EbelingRömerkopf
Paul BerndtBauunternehmer
Johannes MausArbeiter
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künslerische Arbeitsgruppe "Berlin")

All Credits

Director:Horst E. Brandt
Assistant director:Mathias Schubert, Sigrid Meyer
Screenplay:Horst E. Brandt
Scenario:Gerhard Bengsch
based on:Franz Josef Degenhardt (Roman)
Director of photography:Rolf Sohre
Assistant camera:Richard Günther
Still photography:Herbert Kroiss
Production design:Christoph Schneider (Szenenbild)
Set construction:Reiner Sperl, Helmut Jurytko
Make-up artist:Margot Raatzke, Klaus Petzold
Costume design:Ewald Forchner
Editing:Karin Kusche
Sound:Edgar Nitzsche, Helga Kadenbach
Music:Peter Gotthardt, Lokomotive Kreuzberg
Music performer:Uschi Brüning (und Band), Winni II (DD), Engerlinge-Blues (DD)
Vocals:Dieter Süverkrüp
Lyrics:Dieter Süverkrüp
  
Cast: 
Dieter MannBruno Kappel
Heidemarie WenzelMaria Ronsdorf
Ezard HaußmannTom Strathmann
Wolfgang DehlerHerbert Ronsdorf
Petra HinzeDoris Strathmann
Dietmar Richter-ReinickHeinz Spormann
Karin GregorekKarin Kunze
Berko AckerPacco
Thomas WolffSchiebeck
Dieter WienMartin Baller
Annekathrin BürgerThea
Heinz BehrensVetter Stefan
Pedro HebenstreitPepe
Ilse VoigtCläre Cappel
Walter LendrichJosef Kappel
Helga GöringTante Therese
Werner RöwekampHerr Mayer
Dorit GäblerLona
Ursula Christowa-StaackSusanne
Sina FiedlerUlla Kappel
Fritz DechoBarthel
Christoph EngelW. Niehus
Stefan LisewskiRenner
Ute DrewniokSprechstundenhilfe
Peter KöhnckeOberpolizeirat Schlüter
Wulf BringmannAnonymer Typ
Anna LindemannFrau Jünnemann
Klaus EbelingRömerkopf
Paul BerndtBauunternehmer
Johannes MausArbeiter
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künslerische Arbeitsgruppe "Berlin")
Unit production manager:Werner Langer
Location manager:Günter Schwaack, Eberhard Schulze
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2597 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 10.03.1978, Leipzig, Leipziger Frühjahrsmesse , Capitol

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Brandstellen

Versions

Original

Length:2597 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 10.03.1978, Leipzig, Leipziger Frühjahrsmesse , Capitol