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Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse (1954)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

This historical-biographical film begins in the first days of November 1918 on the western front. News comes to the soldiers of a revolutionary uprising in Kiel. Young Thälmann, a soldier against his will, would like to join the expanding ...See moreThis historical-biographical film begins in the first days of November 1918 on the western front. News comes to the soldiers of a revolutionary uprising in Kiel. Young Thälmann, a soldier against his will, would like to join the expanding conflict on the side of his comrades in Hamburg. As the revolution becomes threatened by the betrayal of the right-wing Social Democrats and the splintering of the working class, he nevertheless tries unremittingly to unite the workers. The reactionaries grow ever stronger and the neediness of ordinary people multiplies. In this dire situation, the Hamburg police commissioner would like to block the unloading of a ship full of provisions that were sent from Petrograd as a message of solidarity. But Thälmann prevails in unloading it. The high point and conclusion of the first part of the Thälmann films is established at the Hamburg Uprising in October 1923. Written by DEFA Film Library See less
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Mar 12, 1954 (East Germany)
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63 cast members
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Günther Simon
Ernst Thälmann Ernst Thälmann   See fewer
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Hans-Peter Minetti
Fiete Jansen Fiete Jansen   See fewer
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Erich Franz
Arthur Vierbreiter Arthur Vierbreiter   See fewer
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Erika Dunkelmann
Martha Vierbreiter Martha Vierbreiter   See fewer
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Raimund Schelcher
Krischan Daik Krischan Daik   See fewer
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Karla Runkehl
Änne Harms Änne Harms   See fewer
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Gerhard Bienert
Otto Kramer Otto Kramer   See fewer
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Walter E. Fuß
Karl Borns Karl Borns   See fewer
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Rudolf Klix
Willbrandt Willbrandt   See fewer
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Hans Klering
Asmussen Asmussen   See fewer
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Robert Trösch
Kuddel Riemöller Kuddel Riemöller   See fewer
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Gerhard Lau
Hein Heber Hein Heber   See fewer
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Sergei Kalinin
Sowjetischer Kapitän Sowjetischer Kapitän   See fewer
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Alexej Plesnizow
Vertreter der Petrograder Gewerkschaften Vertreter der Petrograder Gewerkschaften   See fewer
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Leonid Ritter
Sowjetischer Matrose Sowjetischer Matrose   See fewer
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Wolf Kaiser
Major Zinker Major Zinker   See fewer
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Werner Peters
Hauptmann Quadde Hauptmann Quadde   See fewer
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Johannes Arpe
Polizeisenator Höhn Polizeisenator Höhn   See fewer
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Karl Kendzia
Adolf Wahlkeit Adolf Wahlkeit   See fewer
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Carla Hoffmann
Rosa Thälmann Rosa Thälmann   See fewer
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Hermann Dieckhoff
Doktor Matthies Doktor Matthies   See fewer
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Hans-Edgar Stecher
Peter Brinkmann Peter Brinkmann   See fewer
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Werner Pledath
Geheimrat Hauck Geheimrat Hauck   See fewer
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Martin Flörchinger
Karl Liebknecht Karl Liebknecht   See fewer
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Judith Harms
Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg   See fewer
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Peter Schorn
Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin   See fewer
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Gerd Jaeger
Josef Wissarionowitsch Stalin Josef Wissarionowitsch Stalin   See fewer
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Karl Weber
Friedrich Ebert Friedrich Ebert   See fewer
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Charlotte Küter
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Jean Brahn
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Hans Flössel
Philip Scheidemann Philip Scheidemann   See fewer
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Agnes Kraus
Dame im "Kaiserhof" Dame im "Kaiserhof"   See fewer
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Carl Lange
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Genia Lapuhs
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Karl Eugen Lehnkering
Gustav Stresemann Gustav Stresemann   See fewer
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Ingeborg Naß
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Arthur Pieck
Wilhelm Pieck Wilhelm Pieck   See fewer
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Hans Rose
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Steffie Spira
Clara Zetkin Clara Zetkin   See fewer
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Kurt Wenkhaus
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6.9 / 10 | 74 votes