Too Young for Love?

(Für die Liebe noch zu mager?)

GDR, 1973, 86 min, Color
In German; English subtitles
Credits:
Director
Script
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera
Set Design
Costume Design
Music (Score)
Music (Performance)
Cast
Production Company

Synopsis

At the textile company, everyone appreciates the work of 18-year-old Susanne (Simone von Zglinicki), but nobody really considers her a woman—including Lutz, with whom she is in love. She sets about to make a change, but it is only when she realizes that she is being taken advantage of that a more self-confident Susanne emerges.  

 

This humerous and poetic film features popular 1970s rock music by Hungarian musicians Zsuzsa Koncz and the Illés Ensemble and by the East German Klaus Renft Combo, which was banned in 1975.

Awards

2001 Shown as part of the Divided Heaven Retrospective, Film Archive Austria
1975 Shown at the Hof International Film Festival
1974

Neues Leben youth magazine film award

Press comments

“This feature… presents an adventurous socialism through images of tropical Cuba and the wandering revolutionaries Tania (La Guerillera) Bunke and her comrade-in-arms Che Guevara.”
— Jennifer R. Hosek, Queen’s University

 

“An entertaining film debut of the director.”
— Kabel Eins

 

“A smart film from the GDR!”
— Hof International Film Festival, 1975

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