Die Schönste

Die Schönste

DDR 1957, Spielfilm

Inhalt


13-year old Thomas Berndorf, the son of the rich business man Alexander Berndorf, becomes friends with Hannes Wille, whose father works as foreman. They get to know each because Hannes sometimes is allowed to polish Berndorf′s Mercedes 300. They make a bet whose mother is the most beautiful. Hannes assumes that Mrs. Berndorf is only admired for her expensive jewellery. Thus, he suggests that Thomas should steal a collier from his mother. Out of solidarity, he also robs a golden brooch from his mother. At home at the Berndorfs, a severe crisis threatens Thomas′s parents′ "marriage of convenience", and financial hardships are following on the theft. When Hannes and Thomas are hitchhiking to Hamburg, a tramp gets them back to Berlin. They give back the collier, the situation ameliorates, and everything is back in order. Nevertheless, the Berndorfs start to ask themselves about the meaning of their life and promise each other to better care for each other in the future.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Ernst Rechenmacher, Walter Beck (Schnittfassung 1959)
Assistant director:Hans-Georg Thiemt
Screenplay:A. Artur Kuhnert, Ilse Langer, Ernst Rechenmacher, Heinz Kahlau (1959)
Script editor:Marieluise Steinhauer
Director of photography:Robert Baberske
Camera operator:Günter Marczinkowsky
Assistant camera:Richard Günther
Still photography:Waltraud Pathenheimer, Götz Neumann (Schnittfassung 1959)
Production design:Alfred Hirschmeier (Szenenbild)
Set construction:Willi Schäfer, Paul Lehmann, Artur Günther (Schnittfassung 1959)
Make-up artist:Marian Babiuch, Gertraut Bodenstein
Costume design:Vera Mügge
Editing:Ruth Moegelin
Sound:Hubert Kübler, Johanna Lindner (Schnittfassung 1959)
Music:Manfred Nitschke, Wolfgang Lesser (Schnittfassung 1959)
  
Cast: 
Willy A. KleinauAlexander Berndorf
Ursula BurgYvonne Berndorf
Hildegard SchreiberSusanne, Berndorfs Geliebte
Gerhard BienertGustav Wille
Gisela MayMartha Wille
Jürgen BüttnerThomas Berndorf
Charlott DaudertFrau Berndorfs Freundin
Waltraud KogelFrau Berndorfs Freundin
Jochen HesseHannes Wille
Siegfried SchürenbergWiedemann
Manfred KrugGitarrensänger
Uwe-Jens PapeMaler
Maly Delschaft
Gerd Michael Henneberg
Gabriele Hoffmann
Wolf Beneckendorff
Friedrich Gnaß
Herbert Kiper
Ilse Abel
Axel Triebel
Rudolf Ulrich
Margarete Gräf
Kurt Ullrich
Harro ten Brook
Walter E. Fuß
Willi Neuenhahn
Joe Schorn
Rolf Bergmann
Erik S. Klein
Jarmila Ksirová
Hans Stetter
Klaus Bamberg
Manfred Müller
Rolf Römer
Hans Flössel
Kurt Sperling
Herbert Ambach
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Pandora-Film (Stockholm)
in association with:Ideal-Film GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Unit production manager:Willi Teichmann
Location manager:Christel Kruse, Otto Schröder
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Length:86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Agfa Wolfen, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 24.05.2002, Berlin, Babylon [Rekonstruierte Fassung]

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Die Schönste

Versions

Original

Length:86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Agfa Wolfen, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 24.05.2002, Berlin, Babylon [Rekonstruierte Fassung]
 

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Length:58 min