Eine Handvoll Hoffnung

Eine Handvoll Hoffnung

DDR 1977/1978, Spielfilm

Inhalt


Berlin at the end of the 1940s. Anneliese Weyher is working as a switchboard operator. She is living with her aunt after losing her parents in the war – a stroke of fate that has thrown the young woman off course emotionally. Indifferently, she is doing her work; her private life consists of an affair with a black-marketeer. Even when Anneliese witnesses an armed robbery, committed by infamous Wollnick and his gang, she stays lethargic and apathetic – she keeps silent instead of helping the inspector who is a friend of her aunt. It is not until Anneliese by coincidence meets her former lover, the watchmaker Kurt, that her life seems to take a positive turn. But then, Kurt is killed by Wollnick. Although the police finally capture the criminal, Anneliese realizes that she is complicit in her lover′s death, because she kept quiet before. In her desperation, Anneliese sees no other way than to take her own life.

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Credits

Director:Frank Vogel
Screenplay:Frank Vogel
Director of photography:Otto Hanisch
Editing:Evelyn Carow
Music:Günther Fischer
  
Cast: 
Simone von ZglinickiAnneliese Weyher
Katja ParylaMartha Menzel
Dieter FrankeAlbert Neuenfeld
Peter ReusseDieter Wollnick
Detlef GießManfred Lebus
Peter PragerKurt Danneberg
Michael GerberJürgen Niewisch
Helga GöringEdith Radicke
Walter LendrichErich Radicke
Carl-Heinz ChoynskiHeide
Christoph EngelReichsbahnrat
Rainer Doering"Mücke" Mühlich
Peter KalischErwin Wollnick
Annelise MatschulatHenny Wollnick
Hans Michael LinkeBert
Jörg PankninBirne
Norbert StößLatte
Carola BraunbockBäckersfrau
Angela BrunnerIlse Engel
Jürgen HuthWachtmeister Schauer
Hans KleringKassierer
Peter KöhnckeBenno
Günter RügerParteisekretär
Evamaria BathOberschwester
Karin BeewenSekretärin
Jacob FreitagAxel Niewisch
Daniela NeunastBeate Wollnick
Frank WuttigErnst
Frank SchulzPeter
Wilfried PucherPolizeirat
Rosemarie HerzogKundin
Viktor DeißPaul
Christa LöserFrau von Paul
Klaus EbelingVP Schulz
Hans-Hasso Steube
Inge Noack
Gerlinde Schorm
Horst Giese
Hannes Stelzer
Ernst Balcke
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")

All Credits

Director:Frank Vogel
Assistant director:Elke Niebelschütz
Screenplay:Frank Vogel
Scenario:Günter Karl
Script editor:Thea Richter
Director of photography:Otto Hanisch
Assistant camera:Norbert Kuhröber
Still photography:Dietram Kleist
Production design:Hans Poppe
Set construction:Günter Kriewitz
Make-up artist:Christa Grewald, Kurt Tauchmann
Costume design:Christiane Dorst
Editing:Evelyn Carow
Sound:Konrad Walle
Audio mixing:Gerhard Ribbeck
Music:Günther Fischer
  
Cast: 
Simone von ZglinickiAnneliese Weyher
Katja ParylaMartha Menzel
Dieter FrankeAlbert Neuenfeld
Peter ReusseDieter Wollnick
Detlef GießManfred Lebus
Peter PragerKurt Danneberg
Michael GerberJürgen Niewisch
Helga GöringEdith Radicke
Walter LendrichErich Radicke
Carl-Heinz ChoynskiHeide
Christoph EngelReichsbahnrat
Rainer Doering"Mücke" Mühlich
Peter KalischErwin Wollnick
Annelise MatschulatHenny Wollnick
Hans Michael LinkeBert
Jörg PankninBirne
Norbert StößLatte
Carola BraunbockBäckersfrau
Angela BrunnerIlse Engel
Jürgen HuthWachtmeister Schauer
Hans KleringKassierer
Peter KöhnckeBenno
Günter RügerParteisekretär
Evamaria BathOberschwester
Karin BeewenSekretärin
Jacob FreitagAxel Niewisch
Daniela NeunastBeate Wollnick
Frank WuttigErnst
Frank SchulzPeter
Wilfried PucherPolizeirat
Rosemarie HerzogKundin
Viktor DeißPaul
Christa LöserFrau von Paul
Klaus EbelingVP Schulz
Hans-Hasso Steube
Inge Noack
Gerlinde Schorm
Horst Giese
Hannes Stelzer
Ernst Balcke
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Fritz Brix
Location manager:Paul Lasinski, Michael Schorm
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2127 m, 78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 12.01.1978, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Eine Handvoll Hoffnung

Versions

Original

Length:2127 m, 78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 12.01.1978, Berlin, International