Der Aufenthalt

DDR 1982/1983 Spielfilm

Summary

The Turning Point

"Der Aufenthalt" is an intense, claustrophobic, heavily psychological prison drama set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Based on an autobiographical novel by Hermann Kant, the film is about a young German infantryman who is transferred to a Polish jail after being mistaken for an SS war criminal and accused of the murder of a child. Harassed by his captors, despised by the Polish inmates, and shunned by his fellow German prisoners (mostly hard-line Nazis who recognize that he is not one of them), he begins to contemplate the nature and meaning of guilt, complicity and collective responsibility, and starts to think differently about his own innocence.

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

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Assistant director

Screenplay

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Director of photography

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Still photography

Production design

Set construction

Prop master

Costume design

Editing

Sound

Audio mixing

Unit production manager

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Original distributor

Duration:
2786 m, 102 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (DD): 20.01.1983, Berlin, International

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DD) Der Aufenthalt

Versions

Original

Duration:
2786 m, 102 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Orwocolor, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (DD): 20.01.1983, Berlin, International

Awards

Nationales Spielfilmfesival der DDR, Karl-Marx-Stadt 1984
  • Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller
  • Beste Szenographie
  • Bester Schnitt
  • Bestes Szenarium
  • Beste Regie