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Biographies – The Story of the Children of Golzow (Lebenslaeufe)

Biographies – The Story of the Children of Golzow
Scene from "Biographies – The Story of the Children of Golzow" (photo courtesy of Progress Film)

Winfried and Barbara Junge's long-term observation of "The Children of Golzow" presents a series of nine individual biographies in which the pupils of the East German town Golzow are featured, both in observation and with their own comments. The filming took place in regular intervals from 1961 to 1980. The resulting recordings show the portrayed individuals at very distinctive moments in their lives, for example at school enrolment, youth initiation ceremony and graduation. At their school reunion in 1975, we then see which direction they went in, both privately and professionally.
Genre Drama, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1981
Directors Winfried Junge, Barbara Junge
Cinematography Hans-Eberhard Leupold, Harald Klix, Hans Dumke
Christel Gass-Hemmerling, Charlotte Beck
Kurt Grottke, Peter Gotthardt, Gerhard Rosenfeld
Production Company DEFA/Berlin
Length 257 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Leipzig 1981, Berlin 1982
Awards Honorary Golden Dove Leipzig 1981, FIPRESCI Award & Otto-Dibelius-Award Berlin 1982
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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