Die Flucht

Die Flucht

DDR 1976/1977, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Flight

Schmith, a doctor at a GDR clinic, develops a therapy which could improve premature babies’ chances of survival. When the head of the clinic turns down his project Schmith decides to continue his work in the Federal Republic and approaches agents to help him escape. But then, his project is approved after all. The medic begins to waver – but the agents pressgang him into leaving the GDR… "What I find remarkably appealing is that the doctor (played by Armin Mueller-Stahl) is portrayed as someone who is as genial as he is capable. (…) There is no moral judgement (…); on the contrary, he displays a keen sense of responsibility" (Ursula Schaaf, Der Tagesspiegel, 6.11.1977)

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Roland Gräf
Assistant director:Eleonore Dressel, Helge Trimpert
Screenplay:Roland Gräf
Scenario:Hannes Hüttner
Script editor:Christel Gräf
Director of photography:Claus Neumann
Assistant camera:Frank Bredow
Still photography:Klaus Goldmann
Lighting design:Klaus Wawrzyniak
Production design:Georg Wratsch
Set construction:Senta Ochs, Arthur Stenzel
Prop master:Klaus-Dieter Lange (Bühnenmeister)
Property master:Kurt Pentzien
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Rosemarie Stäglich
Costume design:Ingeborg Kistner
Editing:Monika Schindler
Sound:Christian Müller
Audio mixing:Christfried Sobczyk
Music:Günther Fischer
Source music:Modest Mussorgski (Motive)
  
Cast: 
Armin Mueller-StahlSchmidt
Jenny GröllmannKatharina
Erika PelikowskyMittenzwei
Wilhelm Koch-HoogeMeissner
Karin GregorekGudrun
Simone von ZglinickiFrau Seebohm
Rolf HoppeDer Runde
Winfried GlatzederZeiske
Gerhard BienertSchmiths Vater
Trude BechmannZierliche Alte
Carl-Heinz ChoynskiDer Fremde
Johanna ClasLautenschlägerin
Hans FeldnerMitteiler
Heinz HupferEmpfangsmann
Volkmar KleinertWendt
Gertraud KlawitterFrau Kraus
Dietrich Laube
Horst Lebinski
Walter Lendrich
Gabriele Methner
Ilias Moraitis
Günter Rüger
Günter Schubert
Erika Stiska
Leoš Suchařípa
Theresia Wider
Marianne Wünscher
Karl Höhne
Theo Scheibler
Guillermo Carwajal
Jürgen Jahn
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Herbert Ehler
Location manager:Werner Teichmann, Peter Gärtner
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2571 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 13.10.1977, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Die Flucht

Versions

Original

Length:2571 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 13.10.1977, Berlin, International