Tinko

(Tinko)

GDR, 1956, 91 min, B&W
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

After 1945, land reform forces Old Kraske to become an agricultural worker, but he continues to work on his own, flatly refusing to join any collective farming activities. He desperately wants a large-scale farm like Kimpel's in order to pass it on to his adored grandson, Tinko. When Kraske's son Ernst returns from a POW camp and gives his support to the new communal project, tensions arise within the family and little Tinko is caught in the middle. 

 

This story of generational differences in post-war Germany is based on a novel by Erwin Strittmatter.

Press comments

"A poetic and emotionally strong, convincingly acted and staged youth film based on the novel by Erwin Strittmatter, which deals with the problems in the young DDR without set formulas or or intrusive bias."
—Filmlexikon

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