MÄRKISCHE FORSCHUNGEN

(orig. MÄRKISCHE FORSCHUNGEN)

  • MÄRKISCHE FORSCHUNGEN

German Democratic Republic 1981Language:GermanSubtitles:No SubtitleDirector:Roland GräfWriter:Roland Gräf nach Günter de BruynCinematographer:Peter BrandEditor:Monika SchindlerMusic:Günther FischerSound:Klaus HeidemannWith:Hermann Beyer, Kurt Böwe, Jutta Wachowiak, Dieter FrankeProduction Company:DEFA Studio für SpielfilmeDistributor:Deutsche Kinemathek/DEFA Filmverleih96 min, Colour, DCP

Max von Schwedenow, a forgotten poet of the Brandenburg March, introduces literary professor Menzel to countryside teacher and leisure sociologist Pötsch. They could become friends, but turn to rivals as Pötsch’s unbound thirst for sociology questions Menzel’s revolutionary picture of von Schwedenow. This dissertation almost kills Pötsch and he gets caught in chains of evidence whose useless he can no longer recognize. A Brunswick professor supports Pötsch in his studies, but declines a publication in the West. The film asks questions, thematizes authorities and criticizes opportunism and political manipulation.

Director's Biography:Born in Meuselbach in Thuringia, October 13, 1934. Educated as an industrial salesman, studied camerwork at the Babelsberg School of Film. Since 1960 camera man and later director at the East German national film studio DEFA.  Between 1997 and 2001 he was a professor at the school in Babelsberg. From 2007 until his death he worked with digital photography.

Photo: © DEFA-Stiftung, Waltraut Pathenheimer

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  • 20.11.2019 17:00 ASTOR CINEMA 2
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