Insel der Schwäne

Insel der Schwäne

DDR 1982/1983, Spielfilm

Inhalt

14-year-old Stefan moves from an idyllic village to the vast housing estate of Berlin-Marzahn, where his father is employed as a construction worker. Once there, Stefan has to adapt to different surroundings, unfamiliar encounters and new social rules. He gets to know timid Hubert and meets "Windjacke", who acts all nice in front of the grown-ups but is intimidating and blackmailing the younger kids. Stefan also finds himself between two girls, who compete for the affection of boys in order to heighten their social status. Stefan enrolls in a school class,in which learning has become a peculiar, ritualistic routine between the pupil and their teacher. Everything seems more fleeting and bustling, yet also more lifeless than Stefan was used to in his former rural home.

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Credits

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Director:Herrmann Zschoche
Assistant director:Sibylle Schönemann
Screenplay:Herrmann Zschoche
Scenario:Ulrich Plenzdorf
Script editor:Gabriele Herzog
Director of photography:Günter Jaeuthe
Assistant camera:Eckhart Hartkopf
Still photography:Waltraud Pathenheimer
Lighting design:Horst Klaucke
Production design:Harry Leupold
Set construction:Regina Fritsche
Prop master:Ingo Pries, Wolfgang Piwon
Make-up artist:Monika Heinrich
Costume design:Joachim Dittrich, Reneé Hendrix (Gruppe "Ritter, Tod und Teufel")
Editing:Erika Lehmphul
Sound:Günther Witt, Andreas Kaufmann
Audio mixing:Helga Kadenbach
Music:Peter Gotthardt
  
Cast: 
Axel BunkeStefan
Mathias MüllerHubert
Sven MartinekWindjacke
Britt BaumannRita
Kerstin ReiseckAnja
Ursula WernerStefans Mutter
Christian GrashofStefans Vater
Monika LennartzFrau Meinelt
Dietrich KörnerBremer
Ruth KommerellStefans Großmutter
Fritz MarquardtAngler
Heidemarie WenzelHuberts Mutter
Peter BauseHausmeister der Schule
Trude BrentinaAlte Frau im Fahrstuhl
Wibke HollersenSabine
Uwe KaatzTasso
Ralf BaatzParis
Mario HoffmannMicha
Gundel SrokaHeidelinde
Mirko GroßerMario
Toralph WestphalKinderanführer
Christoph PosseltRitter
Günter RichterTod
Conny HegeTeufel
Constantin Lukanoff
Ahmad Mesgarha
René Kalaene
Sven Effenberger
Martin Lietz
Marga Legal
Robert Trösch
Heinz Hellmich
René Rudolph
Odette Bereska
Gertraut Last
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Johannisthal")
Unit production manager:Hans-Erich Busch
Location manager:Rüdiger Lieberenz, Peter Schlaak, Heinz Schwoch
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2417 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 28.04.1983, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Insel der Schwäne

Versions

Original

Length:2417 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 28.04.1983, Berlin, International