Der Aufenthalt

Der Aufenthalt

DDR 1982/1983, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Turning Point

"Der Aufenthalt" is an intense, claustrophobic, heavily psychological prison drama set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Based on an autobiographical novel by Hermann Kant, the film is about a young German infantryman who is transferred to a Polish jail after being mistaken for an SS war criminal and accused of the murder of a child. Harassed by his captors, despised by the Polish inmates, and shunned by his fellow German prisoners (mostly hard-line Nazis who recognize that he is not one of them), he begins to contemplate the nature and meaning of guilt, complicity and collective responsibility, and starts to think differently about his own innocence.

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Credits

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Director:Frank Beyer
Assistant director:Irene Weigel
Screenplay:Wolfgang Kohlhaase
based on:Hermann Kant (Roman)
Script editor:Dieter Wolf
Director of photography:Eberhard Geick
Assistant camera:Eckhart Hartkopf, Dieter Lück
Still photography:Dieter Lück
Production design:Alfred Hirschmeier
Set construction:Gisela Schultze, Hans Quappe
Prop master:Peter Röh
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Rosemarie Stäglich, Monika Mörke
Costume design:Joachim Dittrich
Editing:Rita Hiller
Sound:Konrad Walle
Audio mixing:Konrad Walle
Music:Günther Fischer
  
Cast: 
Sylvester GrothMark Niebuhr
Fred DürenGeneral Eisensteck
Matthias GüntherHauptsturmführer
Klaus PiontekMajor Lundenbroich
Hans-Uwe BauerObergefreiter Fenske
Alexander van HeterenJan Beveren
Horst HiemerGasmann
Günter JunghansGestapokommissar Rodloff
Krzysztof ChamiecChef
Gustaw LutkiewiczSzybko
Roman WilhelmiOhnehals
Andrzej KrasickiAmtsarzt
Zygmunt MaciejewskiEugeniusz
Andrzej PieczynskiLeutnant
Leonard AndrzejewskiAufnahmebeamter
Michael GerberHauptmann Schulski
Eberhard KirchbergOberleutnant Müller
Danuta Kowalska1. Mädchen
Nadja Wendland2. Mädchen
Erhard Marggraf
Mathis Schrader
Tomasz Stockinger
Henrik Talar
Frantiszek Trzeciak
Marcin Trónski
Reiner Heise
Fred Ludwig
Günter Falkenau
Michal Juszczakiewicz
Henryk Bista
Tadeusz Jastrzebowski
Rudolf Woschik
Wolfgang Nestler
Rudolf Goßing
Wolfgang Kühne
Ulrich Teschner
Jochen Diestelmann
Karl Sturm
Roland Kuchenbuch
Hannes Stelzer
Horst Giese
Peter Heiland
Eberhardt Wintzen
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Unit production manager:Herbert Ehler
Location manager:Ralph Retzlaff, Harald Jahn
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2786 m, 102 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 20.01.1983, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Der Aufenthalt

Versions

Original

Length:2786 m, 102 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 20.01.1983, Berlin, International
 

Awards

Nationales Spielfilmfesival der DDR, Karl-Marx-Stadt 1984
Beste Regie
Bestes Szenarium
Bester Schnitt
Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller
Beste Szenographie