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Some DEFA East German films dealing with War and Pacifism now on dvd

posted 18 Jan 2016, 12:09 by Julian Whiting

As Long As There's Life in Me KÄTHE KOLLWITZ Kaiser's LackeyWolz - Life and Illusion of a German Anarchist

ABSCHIED/FAREWELL (EX) 1968 E. GERMANY EGON GÜNTHER £15.99
August 1914 and seventeen year-old Hans Gastl decides not to join the war. This decision is a turning point in his life marking a farewell to his class and his family.
ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN (EX) 1964 E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER £15.99
March 1920, Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the
Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic. Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
DIE BUNTKARIERTEN/GIRLS IN GINGHAM (EX) 1949 E. GERMANY MAETZIG, KURT £15.99
Family saga spanning 70 years of German history ending in 1945
DIE FRAU UND DER FREMDE/WOMAN AND THE STRANGER (E) E. GERMANY 1985 SIMON, RAINER £15.99
Golden Bear winning film about two German soldiers, Karl and Richard, captured World War I. When Karl escapes he visits Richard’s wife and falls in love with her. However one day Richard returns.
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ – BILDER EINES LEBENS (EX) 1986 E. GERMANY 1985 KIRSTEN, RALF £15.99
After the death of her son in the First World War, artist Käthe Kollwitz
became a radical pacifist and after signing a petition against the Nazis her art was labelled “degenerate.”
DAS LIED DER MATROSEN/SAILORS SONG (E) 1958 E. GERMANY REISCH, G/MAETZIG, K £15.99
After the 1917 Russian Revolution German the dockers of Kiel call for a mass strike to demand the end of the war and the abdication of the Kaiser .
SOLANGE LEBEN IN MIR IST/AS LONG AS THERE’S LIFE IN ME (EX) 1965 E.GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER £17.99
Biopic about the pacifist Social Democrat, workers’ leader Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I. Voting against war loans he is considered a traitor and his party leadership turns against him.
TROTZ ALLEDEM!/IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING (EX) 1972 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER £15.99
Part two of the Karl Liebknecht biopic
DER UNTERTAN/KAISER’S LACKEY (EX) 1964 E. GERMANY STAUDTE, WOLFGANG £15.99
Film of Heinrich Mann’s novel ‘Der Untertan’, written during the First World war which is a historical satire about a man scared of everyone but who progresses in society by subjugating himself to the whims of his superiors while treading on those below.
WOLZ – LEBEN UND VERKLÄRUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN ANARCHISTEN/WOLF-LIFE AND ILLUSION OF A GERMAN ANARCHIST (EX) 1974 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER £15.99
World War One veteran, Ignaz Wolz, return from the front with a hatred of the war profiteers and starts his own revolution stealing from the rich and divides the spoils with the poor.
In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

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