Hexen

Hexen

DDR 1953/1954, Spielfilm

Inhalt


Germany in 1949: The residents of the Thuringian village Hunsdorf are still heavily influenced by archaic superstition and explain unusual events with preternatural powers. The same happens when pigs again and again disappear from different farmyards. The village residents firmly believe that witches are the reason for this mystery. Not even police detective Kühlemann who is sent to Hunsdorf is able to dissuade them from their superstition. Thus, the farmers think his investigation is aimless and they do not support him at all. With a lot of patience and well-made arguments he finally convinces little Peter that there are no witches. Next, Peter′s grandfather and teacher Marianne take Kühlemann′s side. With their support, the police detective eventually finds out the truth and is able to put a stop to the gang of crooks that had been stealing the pigs.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Comments

Have you seen this film? Then share your thoughts with us!

Credits

Director:Helmut Spieß
Screenplay:Kurt Barthel
Director of photography:Günter Eisinger
Editing:Friedel Welsandt
Music:Gerd Natschinski
  
Cast: 
Lothar BlumhagenWerner Kühlemann
Albert GarbeBürgermeister Seidel-Großkopf
Alfred MaackAugust Bast
Helene RiechersMilda Bast
Heinz TriebelPeter Bast
Aribert GrimmerPfundstüten-Enderlein
Hans KleringHilsenthaler Mann
Rudi SchiemannHinke-Seidel
Lisa WehnHexenguste
Ulrich von der TrenckDr. Fehlhagen
Karla RunkehlNeulehrerin Marianne Paul
Amy FrankStine Matzke
Wally FielitzEmmi Böhm
Gerd Michael HennebergStaudten-Enderlein
Elfriede BollBärbel Bast
Edith VolkmannFrau des Pfundstüten-Enderlein
Toni MeitzenSeidel-Wirt
Hans WehrlVP-Oberkommissar Meixner
Fritz LinkeEdeward
Rudolf FleckLKW-Chauffeur
Gertrud PaulunKrankenschwester
Manfred BorgesMann mit Briefen
Hans HellenbergerMann mit Bürsten
Horst Wünsch1. Bursche
Fritz Decho2. Bursche
Edgar Engelmann3. Bursche
Werner Berndt4. Bursche
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)

All Credits

Director:Helmut Spieß
Assistant director:Ruth Sanden
Screenplay:Kurt Barthel
Script editor:Willi Brückner
Director of photography:Günter Eisinger
Assistant camera:Otto Hanisch
Optical effects:Ernst Kunstmann
Still photography:Erich Kilian
Production design:Karl Schneider
Set construction:Alfred Schulz
Make-up artist:Gerhard Petri, Gerda Behrendt, Erich Haase
Costume design:Dorit Gründel
Editing:Friedel Welsandt
Sound:Werner Klein
Music:Gerd Natschinski
  
Cast: 
Lothar BlumhagenWerner Kühlemann
Albert GarbeBürgermeister Seidel-Großkopf
Alfred MaackAugust Bast
Helene RiechersMilda Bast
Heinz TriebelPeter Bast
Aribert GrimmerPfundstüten-Enderlein
Hans KleringHilsenthaler Mann
Rudi SchiemannHinke-Seidel
Lisa WehnHexenguste
Ulrich von der TrenckDr. Fehlhagen
Karla RunkehlNeulehrerin Marianne Paul
Amy FrankStine Matzke
Wally FielitzEmmi Böhm
Gerd Michael HennebergStaudten-Enderlein
Elfriede BollBärbel Bast
Edith VolkmannFrau des Pfundstüten-Enderlein
Toni MeitzenSeidel-Wirt
Hans WehrlVP-Oberkommissar Meixner
Fritz LinkeEdeward
Rudolf FleckLKW-Chauffeur
Gertrud PaulunKrankenschwester
Manfred BorgesMann mit Briefen
Hans HellenbergerMann mit Bürsten
Horst Wünsch1. Bursche
Fritz Decho2. Bursche
Edgar Engelmann3. Bursche
Werner Berndt4. Bursche
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Unit production manager:Richard Brandt
Location manager:Dieter Schönemann, Erich Kühne
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2722 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 03.09.1954, Berlin, Babylon

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Hexen

Versions

Original

Length:2722 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 03.09.1954, Berlin, Babylon