Das kalte Herz

Das kalte Herz

DDR 1950, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Lavish adaptation of Wilhelm Hauff′s fairy tale: Young charburner Peter Munk dreams of joining the upper class. He makes a deal with the sinister Holländer-Michel, who offers to trade Peter′s human heart for one made of stone. Once he has the "cold heart" in his body, Peter eventually strikes a fortune and enjoys great wealth, but at the same time, he becomes a bitter and emotionless man – and, having lost all traces of humanity, even murders his wife Lisbeth. Only then does Peter Munk finally realize what has become of him, and he decides to regain his real heart from Holländer-Michel.

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Credits

Director:Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay:Paul Verhoeven, Wolff von Gordon
Director of photography:Bruno Mondi
Editing:Lena Neumann
Music:Herbert Trantow
  
Cast: 
Lutz MoikPeter Munk
Hanna RuckerLisbeth
Paul BildtGlasmännlein
Erwin GeschonneckHolländer-Michel
Lotte LoebingerPeter Munks Mutter
Paul EsserEzechiel
Hannsgeorg LaubenthalHannes
Walter TarrachAmtmann
Alexander EngelLisbeths Oheim
Herbert KiperHochzeitslader
Karl HellmerMeister Anton
Karl-Heinz DeickertElias
Eva ProbstBärbel
Egon BrosigFestredner in Amsterdam
Heinz Förster-LudwigWibbel
Bernhard GoetzkeBauer am Karussell
Peter Hein
Victor Janson
Friedrich Honna
Ruth Lommel
Marlise Ludwig
Friedrich Maurer
Wolfgang Erich Parge
Willy Prager
Renée Stobrawa
Otto Stoeckel
Walter Strasen
Franz Torns
Franz Weber
Heinz Voss
Gerd Prager
Alfred Land
Willi Narloch
Lieselore Arnold
Reinhard Sieg
Hans Obermeyer
Bruno Lopinski
Charles-Hans Vogt
Heike Putzwald
Käthe Reich
Walter Weinacht
Helmuth Bautzmann
Angela Brunner
Emma Sommer
Rudolf von Hoefen
Franziska Dörr
Elfriede Nickel
Ari Hein
Ursula Wojahn
Hans Rakoczi
Nico Turoff
Gerhard Knape
Hans-Joachim Hanisch
Bernhard Röhr
Kurt Kassube
Brigitte Seufert
Brigitte Conrad
Waltraut Kramm
Elfriede Dugall
Ingeborg Hoffmann
Jürgen Tramburg
Heidemarie Walter
Gabriele Grätz
Friedrich Heyden
Peter Federmann
Hans Kwiet
Hans Kramski
Theo Delmes
Maria Eggert
Ursula Mundt
Gerda Blisse
Dorothea Lada
Marga Becker
Perzy Werner
Walter E. Fuß
Willy Dugal
Joachim Hagemann
Friedrich Teitge
Johannes Bergfeldt
Hans Krull
Eduard Matzig
  
Production company:DEFA Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin/Ost)

All Credits

Director:Paul Verhoeven
Assistant director:Franz Barrenstein, Hermann von Rohde, Hanna Bark
Screenplay:Paul Verhoeven, Wolff von Gordon
based on:Wilhelm Hauff (Märchen)
Script editor:Marieluise Steinhauer
Director of photography:Bruno Mondi
Assistant camera:Joachim Hasler, Günter Eisinger
Optical effects camera:Ernst Kunstmann
Still photography:Erich Kilian
Production design:Emil Hasler
Set construction:Walter Kutz, Alfred Tolle, Hans Minzloff, Hermann Asmus, Franz Koehn
Make-up artist:Fritz C. Hartmann, Lydia Braatz, Willi Nixdorf, Gerhard Seiffert, Herbert Zensch
Costume design:Walter Schulze-Mittendorff
Editing:Lena Neumann
Sound:Karl Tramburg
Music:Herbert Trantow
  
Cast: 
Lutz MoikPeter Munk
Hanna RuckerLisbeth
Paul BildtGlasmännlein
Erwin GeschonneckHolländer-Michel
Lotte LoebingerPeter Munks Mutter
Paul EsserEzechiel
Hannsgeorg LaubenthalHannes
Walter TarrachAmtmann
Alexander EngelLisbeths Oheim
Herbert KiperHochzeitslader
Karl HellmerMeister Anton
Karl-Heinz DeickertElias
Eva ProbstBärbel
Egon BrosigFestredner in Amsterdam
Heinz Förster-LudwigWibbel
Bernhard GoetzkeBauer am Karussell
Peter Hein
Victor Janson
Friedrich Honna
Ruth Lommel
Marlise Ludwig
Friedrich Maurer
Wolfgang Erich Parge
Willy Prager
Renée Stobrawa
Otto Stoeckel
Walter Strasen
Franz Torns
Franz Weber
Heinz Voss
Gerd Prager
Alfred Land
Willi Narloch
Lieselore Arnold
Reinhard Sieg
Hans Obermeyer
Bruno Lopinski
Charles-Hans Vogt
Heike Putzwald
Käthe Reich
Walter Weinacht
Helmuth Bautzmann
Angela Brunner
Emma Sommer
Rudolf von Hoefen
Franziska Dörr
Elfriede Nickel
Ari Hein
Ursula Wojahn
Hans Rakoczi
Nico Turoff
Gerhard Knape
Hans-Joachim Hanisch
Bernhard Röhr
Kurt Kassube
Brigitte Seufert
Brigitte Conrad
Waltraut Kramm
Elfriede Dugall
Ingeborg Hoffmann
Jürgen Tramburg
Heidemarie Walter
Gabriele Grätz
Friedrich Heyden
Peter Federmann
Hans Kwiet
Hans Kramski
Theo Delmes
Maria Eggert
Ursula Mundt
Gerda Blisse
Dorothea Lada
Marga Becker
Perzy Werner
Walter E. Fuß
Willy Dugal
Joachim Hagemann
Friedrich Teitge
Johannes Bergfeldt
Hans Krull
Eduard Matzig
  
Production company:DEFA Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin/Ost)
Unit production manager:Fritz Klotzsch
Location manager:Werner Dau, Erwin Dräger
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2856 m, 105 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Agfacolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 08.12.1950, Berlin, Babylon, Defa-Filmtheater Kastanienallee;
Kinostart (DE): 20.10.2011, WA

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Das kalte Herz

Versions

Original

Length:2856 m, 105 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Agfacolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 08.12.1950, Berlin, Babylon, Defa-Filmtheater Kastanienallee;
Kinostart (DE): 20.10.2011, WA
 

Awards

Filmfestival Karlovy Vary 1951
Bester Farbfilm