Königskinder

Königskinder

DDR 1961/1962, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Royal Children

The film tells the story of three young people in Berlin during the 1930s. Magdalena and Michael are in love. Jürgen, the third one, eventually comes to term with the Nazis because he wants to live in peace. Michael and Magdalena on the other hand want to put up resistance. Then, Michael gets arrested and is sentenced to 15 years in jail. When Magdalena also gets in danger, Jürgen helps her although he has become a member of the SA in the meantime. During the war, Michael is sent to a penal battalion. At the front, he and Jürgen meet again and both desert to the Red Army. But the film does not reveal if there will be a reunion with Magdalena who by now also fights for the Red Army.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Frank Beyer
Assistant director:Rolf Losansky
Screenplay:Edith Gorrish, Walter Gorrish
Script editor:Gerhard Hartwig
Director of photography:Günter Marczinkowsky
Assistant camera:Klaus Groch
2nd Camera unit:Karl Dömmer
Still photography:Waltraud Pathenheimer
Lighting design:Günther Müller
Production design:Alfred Hirschmeier
Set construction:Willi Schäfer
Prop master:Hans Kühnel, Adolf Jark
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Rosemarie Stäglich
Costume design:Joachim Dittrich
Editing:Anneliese Hinze-Sokolowa
Sound:Günter Dallorso
Music:Joachim Werzlau
  
Cast: 
Annekathrin BürgerMagdalena
Armin Mueller-StahlMichael
Ulrich TheinJürgen
Marga LegalMutter Seifert
Betty LoewenHanna Batels
Monika LennartzKatja
Gertraud KreißigLehrmädchen Ursula
Natalja J. IljinaWera
Talla S. NowikowaPilotin
Leonid P. SwetlowSowjetischer Soldat Sascha
Nikolaij LukinowSowjetischer Major
Walter LendrichSchröter
Günter NaumannSoldat Herbert
Fred DelmareSoldat Albert
Erik VeldreSoldat Hans
Manfred KrugHauptmann
Erich BrauerRöder
Johannes MausAnton
Waldemar JacobiSchuster
Horst JonischkanJunger Soldat
Senta Cordel
Heinz Damaske
Paul Funk
Hans Flössel
Kurt Großer
Klaus Gehrke
Freimut Götsch
Peter Hill
Maximilian Larsen
Gerhard Lah
Fred Ludwig
Rolf Losansky
Horst Lommatzsch
Heinz-Walter Mörke
Frank Michelis
Jürgen Plust
Hans Sievers
Günter Quast
Günther Heidemann
Albert Zahn
Nico Turoff
Martina Noack
Bernd Meding
Joachim Scheyer
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Hans Mahlich
Location manager:Fried Eichel, Oskar Ludmann
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2435 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 08.06.1962, Gotha, 4. Arbeiterfestspiele

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Königskinder

Versions

Original

Length:2435 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 08.06.1962, Gotha, 4. Arbeiterfestspiele