Das war mein Leben (1944)



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3 March 2006 | Chris-Berlin
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| An Impressive Film
I saw the film in the fall of 2005 in Berlin in a small cinema in Wilmersdorf. I can recommend the film only most warmly. The Content: As a young doctor Carl Raddatz takes over a position as a country doctor in a small village in 1898. First he must acquire himself the confidence of the inhabitants. The film reports of the events of its life, the following 40 years until 1938 - of its 2 loves and losses... The action is on the one hand interesting, partly exciting and dramatic, in addition sensitive and thoughtful. The film has, which today became very rare, mind. The action does not exhibit "lengths", it is taut and well developed and build up. All actors are convincing in their roles and it is easy to identify with several persons of the film (especially you will close Margarete Haagen in your heart, in her representation of the self-willed but heart-good doctors aid). The camera guidance is imaginative and moved, no trace static (one regards only the "roundabout scene"). The photography is very atmospheric and intense. The Decorations are on the one hand complex, on the other hand consciously taken back however very effectively, so that the atmosphere and tendency of the time are convincingly obtained - this applies especially to the action up to 1914. The film music is high-quality and skillfully and effectively used. All together a wonderful experience to have seen this film - a little jewel.

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