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Seven Journeys (In jenen Tagen)

Seven Journeys
Scene from "Seven Journeys" (photo courtesy of Filmmuseum Berlin/Deutsche Kinemathek)

A car tells its story and the story of its seven owners during the years of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. There is the political opponent who has to flee when Hitler seizes power; the composer who is banned from his musical profession; the gallery owner who, together with his Jewish wife, is driven to suicide during the Reichskristallnacht; the member of the resistance who is shot while trying to escape; the soldier in the icy Russian winter; the noble old lady who is persecuted because her son tried to assassinate Hitler; and finally the refugee mother and child who are helped along their way by a young soldier.

Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1947
Director Helmut Kaeutner
Screenplay Helmut Kaeutner, Ernst Schnabel
Cinematography Igor Oberberg, Heinz Pehlke
Wolfgang Wehrum
Bernhard Eichhorn
Herbert Kirchhoff
Cast Winnie Markus, Isa Vermehren, Hermann Speelmans, Carl Raddatz, Erica Balque, Franz Schafheitlin, Willy Maertens
Producer Helmut Kaeutner
Production Company Camera-Film/Hamburg
Length 111 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Locarno 1947, Berlin 1958
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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