Achilles Heel (1978)

Achillesferse (original title)
Seventeen-year-old Susanne is a gymnast and has a chance at making the national team. But of all things, she now has problems at training. She cannot do the new dismount from the uneven ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf Losansky

Writers:

Rolf Losansky, Günter Mehnert (scenario)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heidrun Welskop Heidrun Welskop ... Susanne
Erwin Berner Erwin Berner ... Michael
Dieter Franke Dieter Franke ... Trainer (Coach) Rieger
Jessy Rameik Jessy Rameik ... Susannes Mutter
Ezard Haußmann Ezard Haußmann ... Hellas Vater
Jürgen Reuter Jürgen Reuter ... Cheftrainer (Headcoach)
Manfred Karge Manfred Karge ... Susannes Vater
Annemone Haase Annemone Haase ... Michaels Mutter
Günther Grabbert Günther Grabbert ... Michaels Vater (as Günter Grabbert)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Berko Acker Berko Acker
Evamaria Bath Evamaria Bath
Susann Bauer Susann Bauer
Brigitte Beier Brigitte Beier
Bert Brunn Bert Brunn
Oksana Bulgakova Oksana Bulgakova
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Seventeen-year-old Susanne is a gymnast and has a chance at making the national team. But of all things, she now has problems at training. She cannot do the new dismount from the uneven bars. At the same time, she runs into other conflicts: in school, her performance dwindles. Her ambitious mother, who is used to her daughter's success, cannot seem to muster the necessary understanding of the situation. The father, divorced from Susanne's mother and constantly traveling, is rarely there for her. Her boyfriend Michael, with whom she experienced her "first love," soon has to enlist in the military and feels neglected because Susanne has too little time for him. Her coach, however, shows understanding, stands up for her in the midst of her conflicts, with which she eventually copes, and thus sets herself up for success once again in her sport. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 December 1978 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Achilles Heel See more »

Company Credits

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Color
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