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And the Heaven Above us (1947)

... und über uns der Himmel (original title)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Albers ... Hans Richter
Paul Edwin Roth ... Werner Richter
Lotte Koch ... Edith Schröder
Annemarie Hase Annemarie Hase ... Frau Burghardt
Heidi Scharf ... Mizzi Burghardt
Ralph Lothar Ralph Lothar ... Fritz
Otto Gebühr ... Studienrat Heise
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Frau Heise
Ursula Barlen Ursula Barlen ... Frau Roland
Ludwig Linkmann Ludwig Linkmann ... Georg
Helmuth Helsig Helmuth Helsig ... Harry
Reinhold Bernt Reinhold Bernt
Erwin Biegel
Erich Dunskus
Karl Hannemann Karl Hannemann


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The New Realism of the Post-War German Cinema!









Release Date:

9 December 1947 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Objektiv Film GmbH See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Und über uns der Himmel
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Michael Freytag
Sung by Hans Albers, accompanied by Filmorchester directed by Theo Mackeben
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Germany in ruins, on the outside as well as on the inside
27 January 2019 | by paegestefanSee all my reviews

A very good Hans Albers movie, filmed in 1947 in the American occupation zone. The Albers' character (probably as the actor himself) is not "Der Sieger" anymore (referring to a Albers movie of more than 10 years ago, it means "the victor" & reflects most of Albers' roles) but a de-moralized man who sacrifices his dignity to make ends meet in a devastated Berlin in ruins & hunger. This was not intended as a "tear jerker" back in its day but for me as a German of the baby boomer years (in Germany the vintages 1960 - '65) it makes me shed a tear here & there about the state that my hometown of Berlin (& the rest of the country) was in in those years & how bleak the outlook of people was in the twilight zone between the war's end & the founding of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland in 1949. I am pretty sure, that there is no english version available but if you have at least some basic knowledge about the german language watch it, highly recommended.

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