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Severino

Director: Claus Dobberke, 82 Min., Color, Feature Film
Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)
DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme, 1978

Film/Video Format
35 mm
Length in m
2235
Other Title
Severino von den Inseln
English Title
Severino
Premiere Date
Release Date (for Cinema)
Literary Source
Klein, Eduard: "Severino von den Inseln", Roman
Releases
DVD + Blu-ray: ICESTORM Entertainment GmbH / www.icestorm.de
Film poster for "Severino"

Short Summary (English)

After a ten-year absence, Severino returns to his tribe, the Manzeneros, who live on the edge of the Argentinian Andes. The reason for his visit is to take his younger brother back with him up north. However, in his home village, Severino finds a tense and troubled situation. His father Raymundo has recently been found dead. He was on the tracks of a gang of white bandits who had stolen cattle from both Indians and settlers. A sheep breeding company is behind these criminal machinations. This company seeks to drive the Indians and settlers off the fertile land so that they can purchase it cheaply. Severino decides to remain in his home village. One of his reasons for staying on is Maruja, the granddaughter of the old chief Nicolas, who is filled with hatred against the white settlers. True to form, Nicolas calls for war against the settlers. Severino tries to mediate between the hostile parties. With his own savings, Severino buys back the land that once rightfully belonged to the Indians. In doing so, he not only wins over a number of supporters from his own tribe, but he is also able to unmask the bandits, who had been trying to stir up discord between Whites and Indians. The intransigent chief Nicolas, however, refuses to relinquish his war plans. In his eyes, Severino is a traitor deserving of death. Maruja is able to save Severino's life at the last moment.

Source: Progress Film-Verleih

Film still for "Severino"

(Dir.: Claus Dobberke, 1978) Photography: Michael Jüttersonke

Film still for "Severino"

(Dir.: Claus Dobberke, 1978) Photography: Michael Jüttersonke

Film Crew

Director
  • Claus Dobberke
Script
  • Claus Dobberke
Camera
  • Hans Heinrich
Film Editing
  • Renate Bade
  • Monika Schindler (geb. Behrendt)
Cast
  • Gojko Mitić (Severino)
  • Violeta Andrei (Maruja)
  • Constantin Fugasin (Blas)
  • Mircea Anghelescu (Nicolas)
  • Emanoil Petrut (Domingo)
  • Leon Niemczyk (Sergeant)
  • Helmut Schreiber (Juan Cortinez)
  • Thomas Wolff (Luis Cortinez)
  • Jon Dichiseanu (Schimmelreiter)
  • Iurie Darie (Chef der Gesellschaft)
  • Zephi Alsec (Viertelliter, Wirt)
  • Willi Schrade (Carlos)
  • Boldijar Adriana (Mariluans Tochter)
  • Virgil Andronic (Der Braune)
  • Romulus Barbulescu (Pedro)
  • Nicolas Dide (Schwarzer)
  • Dan Dobre (Diego)
  • Mioara Florea (Mariluans Frau)
  • Boris Gawritzki (Kassierer)
  • Gheorghe Mazilu (Mariluan)
  • Nicolae Peniuc (Epulef)
  • Moise Viorel (Tobias)
  • Jürgen Hölzel (Siedler)
  • Gheorghe Constantinescu
  • Constantin Radulescu
Assistant Director
  • Dirk Jungnickel
Assistant Camera
  • Lothar Marten
  • Michael Jüttersonke
Scenario
  • Inge Borde
Production Design
  • Heinz Röske
Script Editing
  • Thea Richter
Music
  • Günther Fischer
Sound
  • Christian Müller
  • Günter Witt
  • Gerhard Ribbeck
Costume Design
  • Inge Kistner
Make-Up
  • Kurt Adler
  • Regina Reinhardt
  • Detlef Schulze
Props
  • Georg Wüstenberg
Production Management
  • Gerrit List
Unit Production Management
  • Manfred Peetz
  • Herbert Hoffmann
  • Peter Linse
DEFA Photography
  • Michael Jüttersonke
Dubbing (Dubbing Actor)
  • Thomas Kästner (Severino)
  • Kerstin Sanders (Maruja)
  • Holm Gärtner (Blas)
  • Horst Kempe (Nicolas)
  • Hans Teuscher (Domingo)
  • Gerd Biewer (Sergeant)
  • Eckhard Bilz (Schimmelreiter)
  • Eberhard Mellies (Chef der Gesellschaft)
  • Robert Hanke (Viertelliter, Wirt)
  • Carl Heinz Choynski (Der Braune)
  • Siegfried Seibt (Pedro)
  • Dirk Jungnickel (Schwarzer)
  • Eckhard Becker (Diego)
  • Joachim Pape (Kassierer)
  • Claus Dobberke (Mariluan)
  • Roland Kuchenbuch (Tobias)

Short Summary (German)

Nach zehn Jahren kommt der südamerikanische Manzanero-Indianer Severino in sein Heimatdorf zurück, um seinen jüngeren Bruder zu holen. Er hat bei den Weißen gearbeitet, sein Geld gespart und will sich nun ein Stück Land im Norden kaufen, um ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Die Situation im Dorf hat sich jedoch dramatisch zugespitzt. Überfälle auf Indianer wie weiße Siedler finden statt, Vieh wird gestohlen. Jemand versucht, Indianer und Siedler gegeneinander aufzuhetzen. Severino entschließt sich zu bleiben und für ein friedliches Nebeneinanderleben mit den Weißen einzutreten. Er gibt sein Geld für den Kauf des Indianerlandes und findet in dem Mädchen Maruja eine Lebenspartnerin, doch deren Großvater, Häuptling Nicolas, ist für Kampf. Severino gewinnt unter den Indianern Mitstreiter und entdeckt, dass eine Bande von Banditen, denen auch sein Vater zum Opfer gefallen ist, den Zwist zwischen Indianern und Weißen schürt.

(Quelle: Das zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg. DEFA-Spielfilme 1946-1992)

Short Summary (Other Languages)

Dopo dieci anni di assenza, l'indiano Severino torna nella sua città natale per andare a prendere il fratello. Gli anni di lavoro per i bianchi gli hanno permesso di mettere da parte dei soldi con cui intende ora comprarsi un pezzo di terra nel nord e iniziare una nuova vita. Ma la realtà nel suo villaggio si è fatta più dura: tanto gli indiani quanto i bianchi sono vittime di assalti e furti di bestiame. Qualcuno sta cercando di aizzare gli uni contro gli altri. Severino decide di fermarsi e impegnarsi per una convivenza pacifica, investendo i suoi soldi per acquistare la terra degli indiani. Suo nonno, invece, il grande capo Nicolas, è per la lotta. Severino scoprirà che la colpa è di una banda di banditi, che, oltre ad aver ucciso suo padre, mettono zizzania fra indiani e bianchi. (Italienisch)

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