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Mother (1958)

Die Mutter (original title)
Bertolt Brecht's grand epic of political theater, written in 1931, is an adaptation of Maxim Gorki's novel by the same title. It tells the moving story of an oppressed Russian woman who is ... See full summary »

Writers:

Bertolt Brecht (play), Harry Bremer | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norbert Christian Norbert Christian
Fred Düren Fred Düren
Martin Flörchinger Martin Flörchinger
Erich Franz Erich Franz
Fritz Hollenbeck Fritz Hollenbeck
Günter Naumann Günter Naumann
Helga Raumer Helga Raumer
Helene Weigel Helene Weigel
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Bertolt Brecht's grand epic of political theater, written in 1931, is an adaptation of Maxim Gorki's novel by the same title. It tells the moving story of an oppressed Russian woman who is transformed into a militant revolutionary. The original production, written for the Berliner Ensemble, was condemned by Stalinist critics as "formalist" and "politically harmful," although it was hugely popular. Filmed by DEFA, this production - directed after Brecht's death by Manfred Wekwerth - retains much of Brecht's original cast, with a landmark performance by Helene Weigel in the title role. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 November 1958 (East Germany) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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