Engel im Fegefeuer

Engel im Fegefeuer

DDR 1964/1965, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Angels in Purgatory

The Ruhr area in November of 1918. 13-year old Achim Wolters and his friends get their hands on some potatoes on the market. They want to surprise Achim′s father, who works on a mine sweeper boat, with a decent meal. But Achim′s father does not show up – an informer at the train station has betrayed him for his left-wing beliefs and has turned him over to the police. The priest tells Achim the sad news and advises him to pray for the release of his father. But when carpenter Stelzebein stresses that everybody has to take actions for himself, the devout boy at first does not believe in Stelzebein′s words. But then Achim witnesses in the prison how brutally the imperial police treat his father and the other inmates. Together with his loyal friends, Achim takes Stelzebein′s side. When the revolution starts, they stand together on the barricades.

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Credits

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Director:Herrmann Zschoche
Assistant director:Hanna Georgi
Screenplay:Herrmann Zschoche, Edith Gorrish
Scenario:Walter Gorrish
Script editor:Gerhard Hartwig
Director of photography:Günter Ost
Assistant camera:Bernd Sperberg, Franz-Eberhard Daßdorf
Still photography:Franz-Eberhard Daßdorf
Production design:Werner Zieschang
Set construction:Walter Rüddigkeit
Make-up artist:Erich Haase, Monika Hußmann, Paul Michaelis
Costume design:Helga Scherff
Editing:Brigitte Krex
Sound:Max Sandler
Music:Georg Katzer
  
Cast: 
Eberhard SchaletzkiAchim Wolters
Günter LupowskiMG-Schnauze
Wolfgang GrunzBischof
Joachim KrauseRatte
Heidi LiesegangRenate
Fred DelmareStelzebein
Heinz SuhrPfarrer
Erik S. KleinJupp Wolters
Jutta PetersFrau Wolters
Jutta HoffmannNelly
Werner Schulz-WittanStenzer
Günter OttAnton
Lotte LoebingerBäckersfrau
Siegfried WeißPolizeioffizier
Horst FriedrichWachtmeister
Günter Junghans
Peter Reusse
Günter Wolf
Else Wolz
Otto Eduard Stübler
Volkmar Kleinert
Mary-Edith Schreiber
Elisabeth Kuhn
Wolfgang-Bodo Luther
Annemarie Collin
Wolf Goetke
Karl Heuer
Marthe Schild
Walter Hunger
Günther Pohl
Robert Pfeiffer
Michael Pan
Peter Trogisch
Elisabeth Pommer
Helga Scherff
Agnes Kraus
Günter Quast
Herbert Grass
Hans Winzer
Hannes Raßler
Elisabeth Boden
Ann Köther
Elionore Danker
Ursula Reise
Heinrich Junge
Johanna Reiter
Peter Kiwitt
Nico Turoff
Sabine Thalbach
Ena Ritter
Hermann Marquart
Oswald Foerderer
Peter Kalisch
Wilfried Jahns
Helmut Schellhardt
Friedrich Mokross
Günter Schlicht
Helmut Böhme
Ursula Hari-Pape
Erich Heimbach
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "60")
Unit production manager:Heinz Kuschke
Location manager:Helmut Bransky
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2090 m, 77 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 04.04.1965, Berlin, Babylon

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Engel im Fegefeuer

Versions

Original

Length:2090 m, 77 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 04.04.1965, Berlin, Babylon