Ein Katzensprung

Ein Katzensprung

DDR 1976, Spielfilm

Inhalt


Young lieutenant Riedel, the leader of a motorized unit of NVA riflemen, is always concerned about his men. Thus, he is all the more happy that everything is running smoothly with the new recruits when he returns from his honeymoon. It seems to him that lance corporal Weißenbach, who is not only the oldest of the men but also a formidable armoured personnel carrier driver, has been a reliable stand-in for him. Thus, Riedel is all the more surprised when he learns that Weißenbach boosts the squad′s performance with partly questionable methods. For instance, Weißenbach reports non-swimmer Maier sick when a swimming test is called for. Instead he waits until Maier is off duty and literally throws him in the cold water to teach him swimming. Maier nearly dies in this incident. Thus, the recruits take their protest to Riedel who makes short shrift of Weißenbach and removes him from his post. But lieutenant Riedel soon realizes that this decision jeopardizes the combat readiness of his squad, when Weißenbach′s successor screws up during a manoeuvre. After squadron commander Kaiser brings Riedel back into line, Weißenbach returns to his post and Riedel realizes that he had acted precipitately.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Claus Dobberke
Assistant director:Harald Fischer
Screenplay:Claus Dobberke
Scenario:Walter Flegel, Wolfgang Ebeling
based on:Walter Flegel (Erzählband)
Script editor:Dr. Hans-Joachim Wallstein
Director of photography:Hans Heinrich
Assistant camera:Manfred Damm, Hans Volkmer
Production design:Werner Pieske (Szenenbild)
Set construction:Eberhard Pieterek
Make-up artist:Christel Kieseler, Wolfgang Möwis
Editing:Christa Helwig
Sound:Harry Fuchs, Rosemarie Linde, Gerhard Ribbeck
Music:Stern-Combo Meißen (Meißen)
Music consultant:Karl-Ernst Sasse
  
Cast: 
Walter PlatheLeutnant Riedel
Ute DrewniokMaria
Willi SchradeOberleutnant Melchert
Gisbert-Peter TerhorstFeldwebel Kranz
Ursula Christowa-StaackKellnerin Margit
Eberhard PrüterSoldat Radewald
Rudolf UlrichOberst Strauch
Holger MahlichGefreiter Weißenbach
Jörg PankninHauptmann Kaiser
Rainer GohdeSoldat Kellner
Maximilian LöserSoldat Grell
Gerald SchaaleSoldat Helmke
Michael ScharffenbergSoldat Heinrich
Veit StübnerSoldat Maier
Jürgen-Michael WatzkeSoldat Gohde
Herbert SchulzMann mit Geige
Roland KuchenbuchABV Krüger
Günter RügerWirt
Sina FiedlerKellnerin
Marianne BehrensSchrankenwärterin
Hannes StelzerBürgermeister
Horst Papke1. Skatspieler
Harald Fischer2. Skatspieler
Manfred Kuhlmey-BeckerKutscher
Studenten der Schauspielschule Berlin (DD)
Soldaten des Truppenteils Arthur Ladwig der NVA (DD)
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Gerrit List
Location manager:Manfred Peetz, Herbert Hoffmann, Ellen Götze
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2214 m, 81 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 03.03.1977, Berlin, Tag der NVA, Straussberg;
Aufführung (DD): 30.06.1977, Berlin, Kosmos

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Ein Katzensprung

Versions

Original

Length:2214 m, 81 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 03.03.1977, Berlin, Tag der NVA, Straussberg;
Aufführung (DD): 30.06.1977, Berlin, Kosmos