August 2019, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Ursula Karusseit

DIE STUNDE DER TÖCHTER, 1980

Theater actress Ursula Karusseit, who died in February, stood before the camera for several DEFA productions alongside numerous television films. We present two less well-known DEFA works with her in the leading role. In Frank Vogel’s farce DIE GÄNSE VON BÜTZOW (1985), Karusseit was able to give full rein to her comedic talent. She is the best goose breeder in a small town in Mecklenburg at the end of the 18th century and tries to convince the despotic mayor to get married. Yet he seeks to keep her away from him via a “goose edict”, which eventually leads to upheaval and revolt. DIE STUNDE DER TÖCHTER (1980) by Erwin Stranka shows Karusseit as committed, yet lonely party functionary Ruth. Due to a life-threatening heart attack, her father (Dietrich Mechow) summons his four daughters to him and would like to find out how much of his values and his character he’s passed on to them. (jh) (5.8.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Jahrgang 45

Barfuss und ohne Hut

*Jahrgang 45 Jürgen Böttcher
GDR 1966 DCP 94 min
Showing first: *Barfuss und ohne Hut Jürgen Böttcher
GDR 1964 DCP 26 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Les quatre cents coups

*Les quatre cents coups The 400 Blows
François Truffaut F 1958 With Jean-Pierre Léaud
35 mm OV/GeS 93 min