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The Second Life Of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow

The History of a DEFA film

German Title: Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow - Die Entstehungsgeschichte eines DEFA-Films

Siegfried Kühn
108 Pages
Paperback, 14,8 x 21 cm
Price: 5,00 Euro (plus shipping)
ISBN 978-3-00-028682-7

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The Book

On the 1st Juni 1973, there was the premiere of the DEFA film DAS ZWEITE LEBEN DES FRIEDRICH WILHELM GEORG PLATOW. At this moment the film about the railway worker Platow had covered a long way through the instances of licensure of the GDR cultural politic. After that it was an insider tip for lovers of the German cinema. 
Siegfried Kühn and his colleagues look back on the film work and remember the admission process. The director tells about long discussions with the ministry of culture, the DEFA studios and other institutions. You also can find documents of the film work to get an insight in the work of a film maker and the admission process of a film.


The Author

Within 20 years, director and scriptwriter Siegfried Kühn has directed twelve films at the DEFA Studio for Feature Films. With the loving comedy DAS ZWEITE LEBEN DES FRIEDRICH WILHELM GEORG PLATOW (1973) he makes one of the most interesting films at the time, which is still convincing today's standards. After his public support for the Polish solidarity movement, he is observed by political authorities.

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