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Fiancée, The (Verlobte, Die)

A communist woman is sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence in Germany from 1934-1944. Only through her hope for a future, her love for her fiancée, and her sympathy for her fellow prisoners can she stand the isolation.


Guenter Reisch was born in 1927 in Berlin. He took drama lessons in 1948 and worked as an assistant director under Gerhard Lamprecht, later under Kurt Maetzig and Martin Hellberg. Young Whippersnappers (1956) was his first film after joining the DEFA as a director. His other films include: Revolt of the Conscience (Gewissen in Aufruhr, 1961), A Lively Christmas Eve (Ach, du froehliche,1962), Lord of Alexanderplatz (Ein Lord am Alexanderplatz, 1967), Maiden, You Please Me (Jungfer, sie gefaellt mir ,1969), In Spite of Everything (Trotz alledem, 1972), Anton the Magician (Anton der Zauberer, 1978), The Fiancée (Die Verlobte, 1980) and Wie die Alten sungen… (1986).

Guenther Ruecker was born in 1924 in Reichenberg. From 1947-1949, he studied directing at the Mendelssohn Academy. After his studies, he worked as a director for radio stations in Leipzig and Berlin. Since 1952, he has written and realized several radio plays and screenplays. His films include: The Best Years (Die Besten Jahre,1965), Until Death Do Us Part (Bis dass der Tod Euch Scheidet, 1979), The Fiancée (Die Verlobte, 1980), and The Fiancee (Hilde, das Dienstmaedchen (Housemaid Hilde, 1986).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1980
Directors Guenter Reisch, Guenther Ruecker
Screenplay Guenther Ruecker
Cinematography Juergen Brauer
Cast Jutta Wachowiak, Regimantas Adomaitis, Christine Gloger, Kaethe Reichel
Production Company DEFA/Berlin
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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