30.09. - 09.10.2021

Exploring The Brandenburg Marche German Democratic Republic 1982 | 96 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Roland Gräf

With his camera style of poetic realism, Roland Gräf (1934) and his films about the reality of life in the GDR achieved renown both at home and abroad from the mid-1960s onwards. His most famous film Die Flucht (1977) dealt with the taboo subject of people fleeing the GDR.

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Literature professor Winfried Menzel (Kurt Böwe) re-discoverer of the forgotten Marchian poet Max von Schwedenow has a chance meeting with country teacher Pötsch (Hermann Beyer) and discovers that he knows as much about Schwedenow than he does, if not more. He offers Pötsch a job as his assistant in Berlin. The teacher accepts enthusiastically, but in his research soon comes across sides of Schwedenow that call into question the progressive image of the poet. If Poetsch were to go public with his research, Menzel's reputation and life work would be ruined. The professor now puts all his efforts into getting rid of his awkward assistant. Despite its thinly disguised critical view of society, the tragicomedy won several official GDR film prizes.
Original title: Märkische Forschungen
Film type: Fiction Feature
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Section: GDR Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Roland Gräf
Screenplay: Roland Gräf nach einer Vorlage von Günter de Bruyn
Cast: Hermann Beyer, Kurt Böwe, Jutta Wachowiak, Dieter Franke, Trude Bechmann, Eberhard Esche, Michael Gwisdek
Director of Photography: Peter Brand
Music: Günther Fischer
Production Design:
Editor: Monika Schindler
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Deutsche Kinemathek
World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)
Production: DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme
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