Siblings Toni and Rita have arrived safely at their grandmother's house in Bamsdorf in spite of a number of mishaps during their journey. After a few uneventful days, Toni's friend Klaus discovers a cave and the boys sneak out early one morning to go exploring.
This documentary, a co-production with the Egyptian government, acquaints the viewer with an overview of Egypt's five-millenia-long history.
Two boys from West Berlin, Klaus and Max, live in poverty. They dream of a career in boxing and save every penny in order to buy boxing gloves for training. Nevertheless, they cannot seem to save enough and so they let themselves be hired by the bartender Klott for a twisted scheme.
International delegations from various youth organizations come to Berlin to demonstrate their international solidarity at the first Free German Youth "Deutschlandtreffen" in 1950.
Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin Brandt; authors Erich Fried, Erich Weinert, and Arnold Zweig; photographer Walter Ballhause; cartoonist Leo Haas; and journalist Egon Erwin Kisch.
This documentary juxtaposes events in the immediate postwar East and West Germanies to draw a picture of the developing Cold War politics.
Hamburg, Germany 1934: An executioner is needed. Teetjen (Erwin Geschonneck) makes the biggest mistake of his life. Because his butcher shop is facing bankruptcy, he agrees to execute a group of political prisoners for the Nazis. Once this becomes known, Teetjen’s life falls apart.
On July 14, 1958, the Iraqi government, which had close ties to the United States and Great Britain, was ousted in a military coup and the royal family and the prime minister were killed.
An American transport squadron lead by former General Lee (Wolfgang Heinz) is being well-paid to provide air support to the French colonial army in Vietnam.
This DVD presents two films on Ludwig van Beethoven, one of Germany's best-known composers, which were produced by the DEFA Studios over 20 years apart.