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Lissy

Lissy

Vending machine restaurants on the streets, working-class housing in Wedding with the organ-grinder in the courtyard, and the fascist SA pub on the corner capture the authentic historical setting and mood of 1932 Berlin. Also the destiny of someone like Lissy - an eager girl from a working-class family who has a thirst for life and who marries a Nazi - was commonplace in Berlin in 1932 and belongs to the years which witnessed the rise of the National Socialist regime. However, Lissy soon realizes that financial security is not the sole basis of a decent and respectable life.

The story of the German petty bourgeoisie in uncertain and troubled times, Lissy is a young woman caught up in the political turmoil of the early 1930s.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1957
Director Konrad Wolf
Screenplay Konrad Wolf, Alex Wedding
Lena Neumann
Werner Bergmann, Joachim Werzlau
Gerhard Helwig
Cast Sonja Sutter, Horst Drinda, Hans-Peter Minetti
Production Company DEFA/Berlin
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Karlovy Vary 1957
Awards Third Prize Karlovy Vary 1957
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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