Das Licht auf dem Galgen

Das Licht auf dem Galgen

DDR 1975/1976, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Light on the Gallows

Europe in 1793. For years, England and France have been at war with each other. Now, France sends three men to the British colony of Jamaica to organize a slave revolt. The envoys are Debuisson, the grandson of a Jamaican rum manufacturer, who knows the island very well, his old friend Sasportas, and the sailor Galloudec. After having established contact with the fragmented rebel groups, they receive the surprising news of Napoleon′s takeover in France. Whereas Debuisson, who by now has gotten used to his role as a rich heir, wants to wait for new instructions from home, his companions are determined to press ahead with the revolt. When a slave kills a British guard, the situation escalates. Debuisson betrays his former ideals to save his life and Sasportas is hung. Only Galloudec manages to flee back to France.

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Credits

Director:Helmut Nitzschke
Screenplay:Helmut Nitzschke
Director of photography:Claus Neumann
Editing:Evelyn Carow
  
Cast: 
Alexander LangSasportas
Amza PelleaDebuisson
Jürgen HoltzGalloudec
Erwin GeschonneckBering
Szymon SzurmiejStefford
Heidemarie WenzelElisabeth
Rafael SosaDouglas
Gloria HerreraAnn
Käthe ReichelTante
Tito JuncoBedford
Samuel ClaxtonCocroft
Julio HernandezCuffee
Milan BeliBloomfield
Herbert KöferMyrtle
Beauty MiltonKate
Axel TriebelVetter James
Volkmar KleinertGaldy
Rolf HoppePfarrer Clark
Mario TurraFarmer Collings
E. AlmiranteAufseher Glavish
Willi NeuenhahnOheim
A. LlauradoSwaby
Klaus BambergRaleygh
I. PedrosoFinsterer Feldsklave
A. NdindahKutscher bei Berings
Horst FriedrichBiedermeier
Werner RiemannEnglischer Sergant
T. MathebulaKöchin Lucy
J. BarroSängerin
Walter BechsteinGeheimschreiber
I. HassanAuffälliger Kutscher
Mohama MwaunguluGärtner
Katharina Rothärmel1. Nichte
Elvira Grecki2. Nichte
Anna-Katharina Franck3. Nichte
L. RomeroNegersklave
J. PerezNegersklave
D. CollacoNegersklave Collingsfarm
U. SchmittSohn von Sir Svettenham
Horst GieseSchneider
Giso WeißbachCousin
Bodo SchmidtSchnauzbärtiger Soldat
Hannes StelzerKeischender Soldat
Thomas NeumannCousin
F. AuerKranker weisse Junge
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")

All Credits

Director:Helmut Nitzschke
Assistant director:Harald Fischer, Detlev Gehrke
Screenplay:Helmut Nitzschke
Co-author:Gerd Billing
Scenario:Helmut Nitzschke, Wolfgang Kohlhaase (Beratung)
based on:Anna Seghers (Erzählung)
Script editor:Thea Richter
Director of photography:Claus Neumann
Assistant camera:Klaus Goldmann, Frank Bredow
Production design:Heinz Röske (Szenenbild)
Set construction:Jochen Hamann, Hans Deponte, Peter Gericke
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Christa Grewald
Costume design:Marianne Schmidt, Günther Heidemann
Editing:Evelyn Carow
Sound:Georg Gutschmidt, Christian Müller
Audio mixing:Konrad Walle
Music consultant:Karl-Ernst Sasse
  
Cast: 
Alexander LangSasportas
Amza PelleaDebuisson
Jürgen HoltzGalloudec
Erwin GeschonneckBering
Szymon SzurmiejStefford
Heidemarie WenzelElisabeth
Rafael SosaDouglas
Gloria HerreraAnn
Käthe ReichelTante
Tito JuncoBedford
Samuel ClaxtonCocroft
Julio HernandezCuffee
Milan BeliBloomfield
Herbert KöferMyrtle
Beauty MiltonKate
Axel TriebelVetter James
Volkmar KleinertGaldy
Rolf HoppePfarrer Clark
Mario TurraFarmer Collings
E. AlmiranteAufseher Glavish
Willi NeuenhahnOheim
A. LlauradoSwaby
Klaus BambergRaleygh
I. PedrosoFinsterer Feldsklave
A. NdindahKutscher bei Berings
Horst FriedrichBiedermeier
Werner RiemannEnglischer Sergant
T. MathebulaKöchin Lucy
J. BarroSängerin
Walter BechsteinGeheimschreiber
I. HassanAuffälliger Kutscher
Mohama MwaunguluGärtner
Katharina Rothärmel1. Nichte
Elvira Grecki2. Nichte
Anna-Katharina Franck3. Nichte
L. RomeroNegersklave
J. PerezNegersklave
D. CollacoNegersklave Collingsfarm
U. SchmittSohn von Sir Svettenham
Horst GieseSchneider
Giso WeißbachCousin
Bodo SchmidtSchnauzbärtiger Soldat
Hannes StelzerKeischender Soldat
Thomas NeumannCousin
F. AuerKranker weisse Junge
  
Voice:Gerry Wolff
dubbed by:Helmut Schellhardt (Debuisson), Norbert Christian (Stefford), Jochen Thomas (Douglas), Ute Boeden (Ann), Kurt Böwe (Bedford), Dieter Schaarschmidt (Cocroft), Hasso Zorn (Cuffee), Hans Teuschner (Bloomfield), Barbara Dubinsky (Kate), Heinz Schröder (Aufseher Glavish), Ilse Voigt (Köchin Lucy)
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
in association with:I.C.A.I.C. (Havanna)
Unit production manager:Dorothea Hildebrandt
Location manager:Horst Schmidt, Ralf Biok, Hans-Uwe Wardeck
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2812 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 13.05.1976, Berlin, Kosmos

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Das Licht auf dem Galgen

Versions

Original

Length:2812 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 13.05.1976, Berlin, Kosmos