August 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Götz George

ALTER KAHN UND JUNGE LIEBE, 1956

On July 23, actor Götz George, who died in 2016, would have celebrated his 80th birthday. On this occasion, the DEFA Foundation presents two cinematic treasures from their archive in which the audience favorite can be seen in the leading role. The riverboat comedy ALTER KAHN UND JUNGE LIEBE (1956) by director Hans Heinrich is the sequel to his film Der Kahn der fröhlichen Leute. Conflicts emerge between the crew of the family’s own barge “Marie” and the publically-owned barge “Anne”, as do flirtations. Frank Beyer’s humorous caper movie DER BRUCH (1988) was made from a script by Wolfgang Kohlhaase. It brings together a total of three exceptional actors: Otto Sander as part-time crook Lubowitz, Rolf Hoppe as safe specialist Markward and Götz George as wannabe gang boss Graf. In post-war Berlin, they plan to rob a safe, but their plan doesn’t include criminologist Kollmorgen. (jh). (6.8.)