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Heimweh... dort wo die Blumen blüh'n (1957)

A young woman who attempts to commit suicide out of heartache is saved at the last second by a priest accompanying a boys'choir. The clergyman soon learns that Renate, the suicide candidate... See full summary »

Director:

Franz Antel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sabine Bethmann ... Renate Burg
Rudolf Prack ... Ingenieur Robert Wegner
Paul Hörbiger ... Abt
Hans Holt ... Pater Benedikt
Erik Frey Erik Frey ... Pater Vinzenz
Oskar Sima ... Herr Schürmann
Christiane Nielsen ... Erika Schürmann
Annie Rosar ... Theres
Joseph Egger Joseph Egger ... Josef
Rudi Priefer Rudi Priefer ... Peter
Markus Stummvoll Markus Stummvoll ... Karli
Thomas Hörbiger Thomas Hörbiger ... Franz
Gretl Schmidek Gretl Schmidek ... Gretl
Jürgen Wilke Jürgen Wilke ... Teddy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.W. Fernbach C.W. Fernbach ... Pater Anselmus
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A young woman who attempts to commit suicide out of heartache is saved at the last second by a priest accompanying a boys'choir. The clergyman soon learns that Renate, the suicide candidate, is an operator in a Vienna factory, that she has an affair with Robert, the firm's engineer, and that she has a rival in the person of Erika, the managing director's whimsical daughter. Chance has it that the boys'choir must perform in this very factory, which terrifies Renate, who, in the meantime had been adopted by the troupe. She chooses to disappear... Written by Daniel Collin

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suicide | priest | faith | boys' choir | See All (4) »

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 November 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Det hændte ved Donau See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish visa: register # 54772, delivered on 18-8-1960. See more »

Soundtracks

Heimweh (Dort, wo die Blumen blüh'n)
German version of "Memories Are Made of This" written by Terry Gilkyson, Rich Dehr and Frank Miller (1955)
German lyrics by Dieter Rasch and Ernst Bader (1956)
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MAY BE HAZARDOUS FOR THE SOUL
22 November 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

A by Catholicism and false sentimentality inspired, by Franz Antel directed Heimatfilm: could the premise ever be less promising? At the start of the film Sabine Bethmann tries to commit suicide by jumping into a river, probably as she was already aware what kind of film she was getting involved in (it can not be that she had that much grieve over Rudolf Prack?).

She should have been left alone, but unfortunately priest Hans Holt comes along and saves her from drowning; now the film has to continue. For the next half hour she is mum, which is understandable as she has now to face the Vienna Boy's Choir that tries to help her in refusing to shut up; she also has to deal with the unavoidable Heimatfilm lover (that's a laugh) Rudolf Prack and with our priest who gets to close to her for Catholic comfort. But not to worry, the Franz Antel was assisted by an advisor from the Catholic Church, and thus the priest is never allowed to get too close.

The soul of Sabine Bethmann may have been saved, but did the makers ever think about the soul of the viewer? (3/10)


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