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Leben in Wittstock

Director: Volker Koepp, 85 Min., Black-White, Documentary
Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme, 1984

Film/Video Format
35 mm
Length in m
2318
Other Title
Auch mein Betrieb
English Title
Life in Wittstock
Release Date (for Cinema)
Releases
DVD: absolut MEDIEN GmbH / www.absolutmedien.de
Film poster for "Leben in Wittstock"

(Dir.: Volker Koepp, 1984)

Short Summary (English)

Three women talk about their commitment at work in a textile factory and about their withdrawal into the private life in the small town. After the film’s tape protocols were published in the FDJ magazine, the women were being observed.

Award of the Film Critics Association of the GDR, 1984, Silver Dove, 27th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Leipzig

Film still for "Leben in Wittstock"

(Dir.: Volker Koepp, 1984)

Film still for "Leben in Wittstock"

(Dir.: Volker Koepp, 1984)

Film Crew

Director
  • Volker Koepp
Script
  • Wolfgang Geier
  • Volker Koepp
  • Annerose Richter
Camera
  • Christian Lehmann
Film Editing
  • Lutz Körner
Assistant Camera
  • Michael Loewenberg
  • Sebastian Richter
Script Editing
  • Annerose Richter
Music
  • Rainer Böhm
Sound
  • Peter Dienst
Executive Producer
  • Frank Löprich
Narrator
  • Volker Koepp

Awards

  • XXVII. Internationale Leipziger Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmwoche (1984): Silberne Taube
  • Prädikat (1984): Besonders wertvoll

Short Summary (German)

Der Film fasst die in den Jahren 1974 bis 1984 gedrehten Materialien zusammen. In Abständen von einigen Jahren äußern sich die 3 Filmheldinnen des VEB Obertrikotagenwerkes Wittstock nicht nur zu Problemen der Arbeit, sondern geben auch Auskunft über ihr privates Leben.

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