Kirmes

Kirmes

BR Deutschland 1960, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Fair

In 1959, in a small Eifel village, the annual fair is set up. When a carousel is fixed firmly in the ground, a fair worker discovers a skeleton, a steel helmet, and a machine gun. The skeleton belongs to Robert Mertens, a plain soldier, who deserted in 1944 und flew to his home village. But when he arrived, no one wanted to help him, neither his former friends nor the minister, or even his own parents. Completely stranded, Robert took a bitter decision and killed himself with his machine gun. During the last days of war, his relatives hastily buried him in a bomb crater – exactly in the same position where the fair is about to take place.

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Credits

Director:Wolfgang Staudte
Screenplay:Wolfgang Staudte
Director of photography:Georg Krause
Editing:Lilian Seng
  
Cast: 
Juliette MaynielAnnette
Götz GeorgeRobert Mertens
Hans MahnkePaul Mertens
Wolfgang ReichmannGeorg Hölchert
Manja BehrensMartha Mertens
Fritz SchmiedelPfarrer
Erika SchrammEva Schumann
Elisabeth GoebelWirtin Balthausen
Benno HoffmannWirt Balthausen
Irmgard KleberElse Mertens
Hansi JochmannErika
Solveig LoevelGertrud
Rudolf BirkenmeyerHauptmann Menzel
Raidar Müller-ElmauLeutnant Wandray
Horst NiendorfJunger Soldat
  
Production company:Freie Film Produktion GmbH & Co. (Hamburg)
Producer:Harald Braun, Helmut Käutner, Wolfgang Staudte

All Credits

Director:Wolfgang Staudte
Assistant director:Rolf Honold
Screenplay:Wolfgang Staudte
Director of photography:Georg Krause
Assistant camera:Ernst Wild, Horst Philipp
Production design:Ellen Schmidt, Olaf Ivens
Costume design:Anneliese Ludwig
Costumes:Elsbeth Rohwer, Ernst Nuckel
Make-up artist:Max Patyna
Editing:Lilian Seng
Assistant editor:Ursula Tschiche, Ursula Richter
Sound:Hans Ebel
Music recording:Werner Pohl
  
Cast: 
Juliette MaynielAnnette
Götz GeorgeRobert Mertens
Hans MahnkePaul Mertens
Wolfgang ReichmannGeorg Hölchert
Manja BehrensMartha Mertens
Fritz SchmiedelPfarrer
Erika SchrammEva Schumann
Elisabeth GoebelWirtin Balthausen
Benno HoffmannWirt Balthausen
Irmgard KleberElse Mertens
Hansi JochmannErika
Solveig LoevelGertrud
Rudolf BirkenmeyerHauptmann Menzel
Raidar Müller-ElmauLeutnant Wandray
Horst NiendorfJunger Soldat
  
Production company:Freie Film Produktion GmbH & Co. (Hamburg)
Producer:Harald Braun, Helmut Käutner, Wolfgang Staudte
Unit production manager:Werner Ludwig
Location manager:Peter Homfeld, Georg Kroschel
Length:2805 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.06.1960, 22727, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.1960, Berlin, IFF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Kirmes

Versions

Original

Length:2805 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.06.1960, 22727, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.1960, Berlin, IFF