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Guy Like Dieter - Native Of Golzow, A (Ein Mensch wie Dieter - Golzower)

Guy Like Dieter - Native Of Golzow, A

When the children of Golzow first came to school in 1961, Dieter was already there. Fate had not been kind to him, the boy with the face that couldn't conceal anything, though Dieter never played on his misfortune. Throughout his life, this cheerful, go-getter person always made the best of what was dished out to him. Dieter comes from one of Golzow's large families. The eldest of six children, he grew up on an Oderbruch-farm or, as he puts it, in the wilds. After eighth grade he left school, trained as carpenter, and was then called up for military service.
After the end of the Vietnam war Dieter wanted to dive for mines in Hai-Phong harbour or even to become a sailor in the merchant navy. He did neither.

Dieter fathered a daughter, got married, became a city-dweller and earned his living through carpentry. But a few years later he was again gripped by wanderlust when he was sold to West Germany as cheap labour.
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1999
Directors Winfried Junge, Barbara Junge
Cinematography Hans-Eberhard Leupold, Harald Klix
Barbara Gummert
Gerhard Rosenfeld
Cast Dieter Finger
Producer Klaus-Dieter Schmutzer
Production Company à jour Film/Berlin, in co-production with ORB/Potsdam, SWR/Stuttgart, SR, DEFA Foundation/Berlin
Runtime 122 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2000 (Forum)
With backing from BKM
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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