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Hälfte des Lebens (1985)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

Ten decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in Frankfurt, and gives lessons to the four children of the...See moreTen decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in Frankfurt, and gives lessons to the four children of the wealthy household. It doesn't take long for him to discover his passion for the children's mother, Susette Gontard. Ordinary family life is obstructed even further by news from the French Revolution. Written by c.winter See less
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Christa Kozik (scenario)
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Apr 18, 1985 (East Germany)
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Ulrich Mühe
Johann Friedrich Hölderlin Johann Friedrich Hölderlin   See fewer
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Jenny Gröllmann
Susette Gontard Susette Gontard   See fewer
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Swetlana Schönfeld
Marie Rätzer Marie Rätzer   See fewer
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Michael Gwisdek
Jakob Gontard Jakob Gontard   See fewer
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Peter-Mario Grau
Isaac von Sinclair Isaac von Sinclair   See fewer
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Christine Gloger
Hölderlins Mutter Hölderlins Mutter   See fewer
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Simone Frost
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Reimar J. Baur
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Trude Brentina
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Gerd Michael Henneberg
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Susanne Lüning
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Frank-Otto Schenk
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6.6 / 10 | 36 votes