Zille und ick

Zille und ick

DDR 1982/1983, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Zille and Me

Episodes from the life of Berlin milieu painter Heinrich Zille are the subject of one of the few DEFA musicals. Zille is in his mid-forties when he loses his job at the Photographische Gesellschaft, where he had worked for nearly 30 years. Although he always wanted to concentrate full-time on painting, the layoff throws him off balance. All of a sudden out of money, he wants to declare his solidarity with the poor people of his quarter but they don′t really trust Zille, who is always watching them with his pad and pencil at hand. But little by little, Zille′s neighbours realize that he only wants to document their lives, and they start to sympathize with him. Zille starts a special friendship with the backyard singer Jette. She wants to leave the poor milieu and starts out with honky-tonk entertainment. Eventually, she is seduced by the son of a factory owner who walks out on her. But there is still Ede, who is renting a sleeping place in her parents′ flat. Ede has always been in love with her, and in the end, Jette realizes that he is the right one for her.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

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Credits

Director:Werner W. Wallroth
Screenplay:Werner W. Wallroth
Director of photography:Wolfgang Braumann
Editing:Thea Richter
Music:Peter Rabenalt
  
Cast: 
Kurt NolzeHeinrich Zille
Daniela HoffmannHenriette "Jette" Kramer
Thomas ZielerEde Schmidt
Doris AbeßerLuise Kramer
Erik S. KleinW. K. König
Helmut SchreiberHugo Diestelmeyer
Hans Otto ReintschHugo
Marianne WünscherWanda
Angela BrunnerOlga
Eckhard MüllerPluto
Uwe ZerbeKarwinkel
Fred DelmarePastor Daniel
Wolfgang BorkenhagenWachtmeister Schindler
Anna-Marietta AndayLili Mamotti
Mona SteinEmma
Marliese MirkoffGrete
Ingeborg SillmannWilhelmine
Wolfgang Kühne1. Arbeitslose
Uwe Heinrich2. Arbeitslose
Paul BerndtGeldeintreiber
Thomas Hailer1. Möbelträger
Armin Mechsner2. Möbelträger
Peter PauliArbeitskollege von Zille
Hans KleringAlter Mann in Gehrock
Roland KuchenbuchLohndiener
Werner LierckWirt des Gartenlokals / Gast
Hans-Joachim FinkeKellner des Gartenlokals
Zdzisław CiupekPole
Dieter KnustBulliger Kerl
Gerd FunkArbeiter im Gartenrestaurant
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Johannisthal")

All Credits

Director:Werner W. Wallroth
Assistant director:Sigrid Meyer, Barbara Heck
Assistant director:Harald Engelmann
Screenplay:Werner W. Wallroth
Scenario:Dieter Wardetzky
based on:Dieter Wardetzky (Musical "Der Maler von Berlin"), Peter Rabenalt (Musical "Der Maler von Berlin")
Script editor:Gerd Gericke
Director of photography:Wolfgang Braumann
Assistant camera:Dietram Kleist
Still photography:Dietram Kleist, Dieter Jaeger
Production design:Erich Krüllke
Set construction:Manfred Böhme, Hans Deponte, Solvejg Paschkowski, Siegfried Hausknecht
Painter:Alfred Born
Prop master:Adolf Kilian, Jürgen Kanitz, Holger Opphal, Andrè Barthel
Make-up artist:Klaus Petzold, Margrit Neufink, Karin Menzel, Liddy Beyer, Peter Borgol
Costume design:Barbara Braumann, Liane Schindler (Gewandmeister), Kurt Schaffer (Gewandmeister), Gerold Winkler (Gewandmeister), Evelyn Benke (Gewandmeister)
Editing:Thea Richter
Sound:Edgar Nitzsche, Klaus Tolstorf
Audio mixing:Gerhard Ribbeck
Choreographer:Lothar Hanff
Consultant:Matthias Flügge (Zille-Bilder)
Music:Peter Rabenalt
Conductor:Manfred Rosenberg
Music performer:DEFA-Sinfonieorchester, Mitglieder des Chores des Hans-Otto-Theaters Potsdam unter Erich Lehnig (Potsdam), Pionierchor Omnibus Berlin unter Hugo Jahns (Berlin), Singakademie Potsdam unter der Leitung von Horst Müller (Potsdam), Solisten des Berliner Rundfunks (DD)
Vocals:Christine Wieland (Henriette "Jette" Kramer), Carsten Mewes (Ede Schmidt)
Lyrics:Dieter Wardetzky
  
Cast: 
Kurt NolzeHeinrich Zille
Daniela HoffmannHenriette "Jette" Kramer
Thomas ZielerEde Schmidt
Doris AbeßerLuise Kramer
Erik S. KleinW. K. König
Helmut SchreiberHugo Diestelmeyer
Hans Otto ReintschHugo
Marianne WünscherWanda
Angela BrunnerOlga
Eckhard MüllerPluto
Uwe ZerbeKarwinkel
Fred DelmarePastor Daniel
Wolfgang BorkenhagenWachtmeister Schindler
Anna-Marietta AndayLili Mamotti
Mona SteinEmma
Marliese MirkoffGrete
Ingeborg SillmannWilhelmine
Wolfgang Kühne1. Arbeitslose
Uwe Heinrich2. Arbeitslose
Paul BerndtGeldeintreiber
Thomas Hailer1. Möbelträger
Armin Mechsner2. Möbelträger
Peter PauliArbeitskollege von Zille
Hans KleringAlter Mann in Gehrock
Roland KuchenbuchLohndiener
Werner LierckWirt des Gartenlokals / Gast
Hans-Joachim FinkeKellner des Gartenlokals
Zdzisław CiupekPole
Dieter KnustBulliger Kerl
Gerd FunkArbeiter im Gartenrestaurant
  
Production company:DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe "Johannisthal")
Producer (other):Martin Sonnabend (Produktionsvorbereitung)
Unit production manager:Hans-Erich Busch
Location manager:Paul Schimanski, Henry-Michael Zielske, Heinz-Peter Linse, Bernd Hunold
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih (Berlin/DDR)
Length:3248 m, 119 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 27.07.1983, Berlin, Kosmos

Titles

Originaltitel (DD) Zille und ick

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Original

Length:3248 m, 119 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Orwocolor, Mono
Screening:Uraufführung (DD): 27.07.1983, Berlin, Kosmos
 

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