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Mutter Kraussen (1929)

Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück (original title)
Mutter Krause and her children live in the poorer section of Berlin's Wedding district. The film depicts the cruelty of poverty and communism as a rescuing force that reaches Mutter Krause and the child too late.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Schmitt Alexandra Schmitt ... Mutter Krause
Holmes Zimmermann Holmes Zimmermann ... Paul
Ilse Trautschold Ilse Trautschold ... Erna
Gerhard Bienert ... Untermieter
Vera Sacharowa Vera Sacharowa ... Prostituierte
Friedrich Gnaß Friedrich Gnaß ... Max
Fee Wachsmuth Fee Wachsmuth ... Kind
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinrich Zille Heinrich Zille ... Himself
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Mutter Krause and her children live in the poorer section of Berlin's Wedding district. The film depicts the cruelty of poverty and communism as a rescuing force that reaches Mutter Krause and the child too late.

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Taglines:

Der grosse Zille-Film (The great Zille movie)

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 December 1929 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viagem da Mãe Krause para a Felicidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A modern silent film
26 December 2004 | by AugusteBSee all my reviews

A masterpiece about a working-class family in the late twenties in Berlin. You see Mutter Krauses fight for survival shown in such a modern way that you feel close even if it is nearly ninety years away. The way the camera (operated by the director himself) films the scenes and sometimes just the everyday life on the streets of Berlin is so energetic and real. The actors are playing very physical and natural (which was surprising for me as i expected acting in silent movies as much more stiff and awkward). All characters are very pure and just like in a documentary. Ilse Trautschold as the daughter is unforgettable. Whenever you get the chance to see this film go and watch it. Faßbinder once said it was his favorite film.


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