Tribute Jürgen Böttcher


Jürgen Böttcher
German Democratic Republic 1978
56 min

This unusual film deals with a 68-year-old woman still working at a building site. Martha talks about her life, about bomb-shattered Berlin, the children, and her work as a «rubble woman» after the war a simple, courageous life. The attentive and respectful manner in which Böttcher lends Marthas story an ear is more powerful than any commentary. Until then, working-class heroes had neither looked, talked or acted like this. Böttcher goes a long way to do without commentary: there are no messages, statements or grand words.

  • Jürgen Böttcher
  • Wolfgang Dietzel
  • Hans-Jürgen Mittag
  • Angelika Arnold
  • Wolfgang Geier
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme

Progress Filmverleih Burgstraße 2710178 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 247 37 76

35 mm
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