Ulzana

Ulzana

DDR 1973/1974, Spielfilm

Inhalt

This rather unconventional Western movie is set in the middle of the 19th century in Arizona. The film portrays an Indian tribe, the Mimbreno Appacheans, who are celebrating their Thanksgiving, building an irrigation plant, carrying on commerce, and trying to settle down in a rather constricted territory. But the confrontation with the white Americans changes their situation as the mercantile "gentlemen" want to prevent the Indian tribe to become independent from the white men′s business practices. Thus, they destroy the irrigation plant and chase the Indian tribe in an inhospitable territory where they cannot survive. Led by their chief Ulzana, the Appacheans thus start a bitter fight to preserve their habitat.

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Credits

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Director:Gottfried Kolditz
Assistant director:Eleonore Dressel
Screenplay:Gojko Mitić, Gottfried Kolditz
Script editor:Dr. Hans-Joachim Wallstein
Director of photography:Helmut Bergmann
Assistant camera:Wolfgang Kroffke, Franz-Eberhard Daßdorf
Production design:Heinz Röske
Set construction:Jochen Hamann
Make-up artist:Lothar Stäglich, Christa Grewald
Costume design:Günther Heidemann
Editing:Christa Helwig
Sound:Georg Gutschmidt, Werner Dibowski
Music:Karl-Ernst Sasse
  
Cast: 
Gojko MitićUlzana
Renate BlumeLeona
Rolf HoppeCaptain Burton
Colea RautuNana
Amza PelleaGeneral Crook
Fred DelmareBob Tribolett, Kellner im Saloon
Alfred StruweAldigton, Bürgermeister von Tucson
Dorel JacobescuHackii
Dinu GherasimOberst
Dan SandulescuArmeescout Buuly
Hannjo HasseWilson, Herr aus Washington
Werner DisselMexikanischer Arzt
Fritz MohrSergeant Winter
Paul BerndtWardley, Tucson-Reiter
Klaus GehrkeBall, Postmeister
Holger EckertCayrol, Bankdirektor
Walter WickenhauserHoward, Eigentümer des "Tucson Evening Star"
Gerhard Rachold
Wilfried Zander
Hans-Uwe Wardeck
Mircea Breazu
Mihal Balas
Dan Dobre
Stefan Farkas
Stefán Alexandrescu
Siegfried Bartschat
Eugen Albert
Jimmy Constantinescu
Virgil Andriescu
Wassili Rubzow
Maria Sierakowski-Rhinow
Ingrid Neumann-Eschrich
Victor Keune
Joe Schorn
Harald Moszdorf
Hasso Wardeck
Manfred Otto
Gerd Funk
  
dubbed by:Thomas Kästner (Ulzana), Werner Ehrlicher (General Crook), Kaspar Eichel (Hackii), Erik S. Klein (Armeescout Buuly), Joachim Tomaschewsky (Oberst)
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Roter Kreis")
Unit production manager:Dorothea Hildebrandt
Location manager:Horst Schmidt, Hans-Uwe Wardeck, Ursula Dombrowski
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:2589 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 16.05.1974, Berlin, International

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Ulzana
Arbeitstitel (Dd) Apachen II

Versions

Original

Length:2589 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 16.05.1974, Berlin, International