Wittstock, Wittstock

Wittstock, Wittstock

Deutschland 1996/1997, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Wittstock, Wittstock

In 1974 Volker Koepp went to Wittstock for the first time and filmed life in the old town in Brandenburg, especially the changes brought by the building of a big textile factory. The film focused on three women, Edith, Elsbeth and Renate.

The films offered a fascinating glimpse into provincial life in the GDR and brought us close to the three women, who had to cope with constant problems at work, got married, had children and had come to terms with life in Wittstock. Now a new kind of normality has taken hold in Wittstock: The big factory is no longer there. Elsbeth goes from one retraining course to another. Renate has now been working for five years as a chambermaid in a small hotel, and Edith, who used to be so rebellious, has moved to the Heilbronn area and has become very tranquil. The film shows all this with an unexpectedly light touch, with a constant tension between sadness and comedy and with incomparably beautiful pictures.

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Credits

Director:Volker Koepp
Screenplay:Volker Koepp (Konzept)
Director of photography:Christian Lehmann
Editing:Angelika Arnold
Production company:Herbert Kruschke Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Herbert Kruschke

All Credits

Director:Volker Koepp
Screenplay:Volker Koepp (Konzept)
Director of photography:Christian Lehmann
Assistant camera:Michael Löwenberg
Editing:Angelika Arnold
Negative cutter:Barbara Gummert, Barbara Gummert
Sound:Uve Haußig
Audio mixing:Hartmut Eichgrün
Production company:Herbert Kruschke Filmproduktion (Berlin)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) (Berlin), Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB) (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Herbert Kruschke
Producer (TV):Barbara Frankenstein (SFB), Birgit Mehler (SFB), Oskar Holl (ORB), Hubert von Spreti (BR)
Line producer:Herbert Kruschke
Unit production manager:Fritz Hartthaler
Shoot:: Wittstock (Mark Brandenburg)
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Length:3205 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.04.1997, 77214, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.02.1997, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 25.09.1997

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Wittstock, Wittstock

Versions

Original

Length:3205 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.04.1997, 77214, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.02.1997, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 25.09.1997
 

Awards

Duisburg 1997
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