1 user

The Second Life of F.W.G. Platow (1973)

Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow (original title)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Fritz Marquardt Fritz Marquardt ... Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow
Fred Delmare ... Wilhelm Georg Platow
Hilmar Baumann Hilmar Baumann ... Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow (jung)
Jürgen Holtz Jürgen Holtz ... Dieter Schildt
Volkmar Kleinert ... Ditfurt
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ... Zolle
Dieter Franke Dieter Franke ... Rennmark
Rolf Hoppe ... Dr. Hoppe
Fritz Links Fritz Links ... Böwe (as Friedrich Links)
Günter Margo Günter Margo ... Schwarzberockter
Wolfgang Pampel Wolfgang Pampel ... Wetzel
Siegfried Weiß Siegfried Weiß ... Obersekretär Dollwitz
Gisela Hess Gisela Hess ... Malvine
Klaus Piontek Klaus Piontek ... Justus
Barbara Adolph Barbara Adolph ... Rennmarks Sekretärin




Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama

User Reviews

Wonderful compassionate portrayal of Life's complications, absurdities and humanity in 1960/70 east Germany
9 February 2020 | by azornesSee all my reviews

From the initial sweep of a line of Trabbies waiting for train crossing to the daily rituals of Central European lower middle class salt of the earth workers through the 1969s mod/beatnik East German rock music scene to the political reality of communist ideology in the classroom ... this movie brings it all into focus via a wonderful tale of a man who has been made redundancy by the electrification of the East German railway

Caught it on Kanopy

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



East Germany



Release Date:

1 June 1973 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Вторая жизнь Фридриха Вильгельма Георга Платова See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed