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KUHLE WAMPE (1932) *with switchable English subtitles*

Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch and Martha Wolter
$13.99

Berlin 1931. Vater Bönike und sein Sohn sind wie hunderttausend andere auch arbeitslos, Tochter Anni hat eine schlecht bezahlte Anstellung in der Fabrik. Als ihr Bruder sich das Leben nimmt und die Familie kurz darauf ihre Wohnung räumen muss, zieht sie in die Zeltkolonie "Kuhle Wampe" vor den Toren Berlins. Anni überwirft sich mit ihrem Freund Fritz, von dem sie schwanger ist, und zieht zu ihrer Freundin Gerda, die gerade ein großes Arbeitersportfest organisiert. Bei der Veranstaltung finden Anni und Fritz wieder zueinander und auf der Heimfahrt kommt es zum berühmten Schlussdialog. "Wer soll denn die Welt verändern?", fragt ein offensichtlich gut situierter Herr. Antwort Gerda: "Die, denen sie nicht gefällt." 

Anni, the family’s daughter and the only family member who still has a job, becomes pregnant and engaged to her boyfriend, Fritz, who that very evening describes that their marriage was demanded of him because of her pregnancy. Anni leaves Fritz and moves to her friend Gerda’s apartment.  She later takes place in a worker’s sporting event where she meets Fritz again, who has recently lost his work, and they reunite. The climax of the film depicts their return home by train. Anni and Fritz as well as a handful of workers argue with middle-class and wealthy men and women over the situation of the worldwide financial crisis.  One of the workers notes that the well-off will not change the world in any case, to which one of the wealthy asks quizzically, “Who else, then, can change the world?” Gerda replies, “Those who don’t like it.” 

THERE IS A NEWSREEL PREVIEW TO THE MAIN FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES WOULD HAVE SEEN IN THE THEATRE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FEATURE FILM.  

 

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES (BOTH THE FEATURETTE AND THE MAIN FILM).  IN EXCELLENT, DIGITAL DVD QUALITY.  APPROX. 83 MINS. TOTAL.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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