V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

OFENBAUER

V' 02

OFENBAUER

Jürgen Böttcher
DDR, 1962
15min, OF/eK

OFENBAUER

Jürgen Böttcher
DDR, 1962
, 15min, OF/eK

Screenplay: 
Jürgen Böttcher
Camera: 
Christian Lehmann
Hans Dumke
Helmut Gerstmann
Gerhard Münch
Walter Rosskopf
Editor: 
Charlotte Beck

Production: 
DEFA-Studio f. Wochenschau u. Dokumentarfilme
World Sales: 
Progress Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

With this award-winning film about overhauling a furnace 56 meters high and weighing 2,000 tons , Böttcher lay the foundations of his reputation as a documentary filmmaker. It is about steel which, in the early GDR economy, was a magic quantity, the benchmark for all progress. The overhauling generates the films suspense, but Böttcher is only marginally interested in technology, his real interest is to portray heavy manual labor.

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