Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

A small Rhineland town at the end of WW II: Blue-collar children Fänä, Sygga, Viehmann and Zünder, whose fathers were all dedicated communists or socialists and were sent to the front or the concentration camps, start fearlessly resisting the Nazis.

tags: Family, History, Youth/Coming of Age, Politics, Feature film

Cast: Michael Olbrich, Bettina Porsch, Thomas Visser, Kurt Funk, Tilli Breidenbach, Hans Beerhenke, Werner Eichhorn, Tana Schanzara, Hildegard Wensch, Erich Kleiber, Burkhard Driest u.a.


Screenplay: Burkhard Driest

Original Material: Franz Josef Degenhardt

Director of Photography: Frank Brühne

Film Editor: Marie-Anne Naumann

Composer: Franz Josef Degenhardt

Production Designer: Wolfgang Schünke, Günther Naumann

Costume Design: Brigitte Scholz

Sound: Gerhard Trampert

Producer: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker

Production Company: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Director: Reinhard Hauff


Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.