Tecumseh

Tecumseh

DDR 1971/1972, Spielfilm

Inhalt


The Shawnee Indian Tecumseh tries to unify his tribe against the violent banishment by the white men and opposes against a new form of land appropriation: The white men make purchase contracts with the Indians and want to use their fruitful habitats for their profit-oriented businesses. Dedicated Tecumseh succeeds to unify other Indian tribes to an alliance of tribes that declares their land to be an unmarketable common property. Harrison, the governor of Indiana, disapproves and in 1811 raids the capital of the alliance of the tribes while Tecumseh is absent. The Indians take on the battle, but suffer a devastating loss and flee to Canada. There, they join the Britons in the "second war of independence" against the Americans. In a battle with the Americans, the Britons abandon their new allies and Tecumseh dies in the battle.

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Credits

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Director:Hans Kratzert
Assistant director:Hannes Schönemann, Dirk Jungnickel
Screenplay:Hans Kratzert
Scenario:Rolf Römer, Wolfgang Ebeling
Script editor:Dr. Hans-Joachim Wallstein
Director of photography:Wolfgang Braumann
Still photography:Eckhart Hartkopf, Hans-Joachim Zillmer
Production design:Heinz Röske
Set construction:Jochen Hamann, Helfried Winzer
Make-up artist:Christa Grewald, Lothar Stäglich
Costume design:Joachim Dittrich
Editing:Monika Schindler
Sound:Gerhard Ribbeck, Christfried Sobczyk
Consultant:Rolf Krusche, Lothar Dräger
Music:Günther Fischer
  
Cast: 
Gojko MitićTecumseh
Annekathrin BürgerEileen
Rolf RömerSimon
Leon NiemczykMcKew
Mieczyslaw KalenikBrook
Milan BeliRaffael
Wolfgang GreeseHarrison
Gerry WolffNewman
Rolf RippergerBarry / Clay
Helmut SchreiberOberst Procter
Herbert KöferMac
Rudolf UlrichO`Brian
Peter LinksAldington
Minja VojvodićSchwarzer Adler
Maciej RayzacherWanata
Mintscho NikolovRotfalk
Dan SandulescuElliot
Werner HahnLogan
Peter PieperKranich
Joe SchornRundkopf
Gerd FunkParker
Wilfried PucherEllis
Dirk JungnickelWeatherford
Wilfried ZanderKish-Kalva
Myriam AyacheWalagua
Ingeborg KrabbeFrau O`Brian
Horst KubeAlter Jäger
Sepp KloseTenskwatawah Winnemak
Gabriele Lohmann-HartmannJunge Magd
Fred AlexanderLederlippe
Klaus Gehrke2. Mann
Walter IssbernerMitshikanawa
Arnim MühlstädtArzt
Günter SchubertUnterhändler
Hannes SchönemannSam
Peter MauWalk in the Water
Winfried GlatzederPatterson
Harald FischerSoldat
Volker SteinkopffOrdonnanz
Ulrich TeschnerOrdonnanz
Werner Schmidt-WinkelmannClift
Jürgen HölzelGlatzköpfiger
Manfred SchückGlatzköpfiger
  
dubbed by:Gerhard Paul (Tecumseh), Werner Dissel (McKew), Horst Schön (Brook), Fred Ludwig (Raffael), Gerhard Paul (Tecumseh), Ernst Meincke (Schwarzer Adler), Kurt Goldstein (Wanata), Gerd Biewer (Rotfalk), Friederike Aust (Walagua)
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Heinz Herrmann
Location manager:Helmut Bransky
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2966 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 01.07.1972, Berlin-Grünau, Freilichtbühne Regattastrecke

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Tecumseh

Versions

Original

Length:2966 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 01.07.1972, Berlin-Grünau, Freilichtbühne Regattastrecke