Two classics produced by the East-German DEFA in the early 1950s when the Berlin border between East and West was still permeable. Roman einer jungen Ehe reflects the contrasting cultural politics of the cold war in the two parts of Berlin in the love story of a young actor couple. Frauenschicksale, one of the first German post-war color films, applies the vibrant Agfacolor palette to portray the lives of different women in both parts of the divided city who hope to build a better future while balancing their personal and societal responsibilities. Two rare short films and the texts in the booklet explain the historical context.
Roman einer jungen Ehe – Kurt Maetzig, East Germany 1952, 99'
KgU Kampfgruppe der Unmenschlichkeit – Joachim Hadaschik, East Germany 1956, 21'
Frauenschicksale – Slatan Dudow, East Germany 1952, 99'
Tageskurs 1:4 – Harry Hornig East Germany 1958, 12'
Edition Filmmuseum 115
Language Deutsch Subtitles english
Film length 99 | 99 min. Screen 1:1.37 - 4/3 (PAL) Sound DD 2.0 (mono) Age 14 Region code All regions
Bonus 2 short films | Booklet with texts by Ralf Schenk, Kurt Maetzig and Slatan Dudow