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WIR WUNDERKINDER (Aren't We Wonderful?) (1958) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Directed by Kurt Hoffmann Written by Günter Neumann Heinz Pauck based on a novel by Hugo Hartung [de] Produced by Hans Abich Rolf Thiele Starring Hansjörg Felmy Robert Graf Cinematography Richard Angst Edited by Hilwa von Boro Music by Franz Grothe Hansjörg Felmy as Hans Boeckel Robert Graf as Bruno Tiches Johanna von Koczian as Kirsten Hansen Wera Frydtberg as Vera von Lieven Elisabeth Flickenschildt as Mary Meisegeier Ingrid Pan as Doddy Meisegeier Ingrid van Bergen as Evelyne Meisegeier Jürgen Goslar as Schally Meisegeier Tatjana Sais as Mrs. Häflingen Liesl Karlstadt as Mrs. Roselieb Michl Lang as Anton Roselieb Wolfgang Neuss as Narrator Wolfgang Müller [de] as Hugo Peter Lühr as Chief editor Vogel Hans Leibelt as Mr. Lüttenjense Lina Carstens as Mrs. Vette Pinkas Braun as Siegfried Stein Ernst Schlott as Dr. Sinsberg Ralf Wolter as Bathroom waiter Horst Tappert as Teacher Schindler Franz Fröhlich as Fruit salesman Ludwig Schmid-Wildy as Old man Karl Lieffen as Obmann Wehackel Otto Brüggemann as Dr. Engler Helmuth Rudolph as Baron von Lieven Karen Marie Løwert as Mrs. Hansen Emil Hass Christensen as Mr. Hansen Michael Burk as Cabaret artist Rainer Penkert as Cabaret artist Fritz Korn as Cabaret artist Lisa Helwig[
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A rather dark "comedy" about the events and atmosphere in Germany from right before the First World War up through the years of the Economic Miracle, said history being incorporated in the fates of Hans Bockel and a schoolmate, Bruno Tiches. Bockel becomes a journalist, who loses his job with the takeover of the Nazis in 1933. Tiches, always a ne'er-do-well, ends up a Party bigwig. Bockel's first, serious girlfriend leaves Germany and never returns, after her father is almost arrested by the Gestapo and flees to Paris. Thereafter, he meets a Dane, Kirsten, who'll play a significant part in his life. But with war's end, will Bockel still be there and, if he's still alive, will Tiches get his deserved punishment as a Nazi sympathizer?

Der Zuschauer verfolgt den Lebensweg des jungen Hans Boeckel über 40 Jahre (1913 bis 1957): von der – vermeintlichen – Begegnung seines Klassenkameraden Bruno Tiches mit Kaiser Wilhelm II. bis zur bundesrepublikanischen Wirtschaftswunderzeit. Boeckel wird Journalist, verliert während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus – den er für ein vorübergehendes Phänomen hält – wie nicht anders zu erwarten, seine Stellung. Seine erste Freundin Vera von Lieven emigriert mit ihrem Vater, ebenso wie sein jüdischer Schulfreund Siegfried Stein. Boeckel lernt die Dänin Kirsten kennen, die auf seinem Schoß Platz nimmt mit den Worten: „Isch bin eine Dänemärkerin.“

DVD-R is in German with switchable English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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