Kameradschaft

Kameradschaft

Deutschland / Frankreich 1931, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Comradeship

Comradeship is based on a reconstruction of a pit disaster that occurred in Courrières near the border between France and Germany in 1906.
Fire has broken out in the pit on the French side. The management lacks the modern equipment necessary to fight the fire and rescue the trapped miners. All the facilities are available in the adjacent German pit which has been separated off by an underground fence since 1919. However, the directorate only grants permission to start a rescue mission when it is compelled to do so by the miners. A small group breaks through the underground border fence, while other miners speed across the border in trucks to help their French comrades. The opposing forces are shown in a very dense scene: a trapped French miner sees the Germans coming to help him as the enemy from the first World War instead of as rescuers. The successful rescue work is followed by a dual conclusion: the idealistic prospect of international solidarity among the workers and its realistic disillusionment. The fence separating the German and French mines is repaired and then checked by an official; full of satisfaction, he claims that "no one can get through here now".

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:G. W. Pabst
Assistant director:Gerbert Rappaport, Robert Beaudoin (Beratung für die französischen Szenen)
Screenplay:Peter Martin Lampel, Ladislaus Vajda, Gerbert Rappaport, Karl Otten, Anna Gmeyner (ungenannt)
Dialogue:Léon Werth (Französische Dialoge)
Story:Karl Otten
Director of photography:Fritz Arno Wagner
2nd Camera unit:Robert Baberske
Still photography:Richard Wesel
Production design:Ernö Metzner, Karl Vollbrecht
Make-up artist:Paul Dannenberg
Editing:Hans Oser
Sound:Adolf Jansen
Music:G. von Rigelius
  
Cast: 
Alexander GranachKasper
Fritz KampersWilderer
Ernst BuschWittkopp
Daniel MendailleJean Leclerc
Marguerite DebosJeans Mutter
Elisabeth WendtWittkopps Frau
Gustav PüttjerKaplan
Hélèna MansonAlberts Frau
Oskar HöckerObersteiger
Andrée DucretFrançoise Leclerc
Alex BernardGroßvater Jacques
Pierre-LouisJacques Enkel Georges
Georges CharliaEmile
Marcel LesieurAlbert
Fritz WendhausenDirektor der deutschen Grube
Max HolsboerIngenieur der deutschen Grube
Gerhard BienertZollbeamter
Felix BressartTürsteher des Cafés - ungenannt
Palmyre Levasseur?
Claudie Carter?
Teddy Michaud
Rortais
Maurice Rémy
Marcel Merminod
Männe Weichert
Georges Tourreil
Adolf Fischer
Theodor Thony
Franz Josef Gürtler
Hugo Weber
Naupel
Hermann Weichert
Friedrich Gnaß
Gouminy
Reinhardt
Schlere
Philippe Janvier
  
Production company:Nero-Film AG (Berlin), Gaumont-Franco-Film Aubert (Paris)
Producer:Seymour Nebenzahl
Unit production manager:Wilhelm Löwenberg, Georges Root
Location manager:Walter Jacks, Gustav Rathje
Shoot:06.1931-09.1931: Gelsenkirchen (Gruben Hibernia, Alma und Consol, Gaststätte "Zum Tiergarten"), Noux-le-Mines,
Original distributor:Vereinigte Star-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Length:10 Akte, 2520 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,19
Picture/Sound:s/w, Tobis-Klangfilm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 16.11.1931, B.30393, Jugendfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 17.11.1931, Berlin, Capitol;
Erstaufführung (FR): 29.01.1932, Paris, Gaumont-Palace;
TV-Erstsendung (DD): 18.08.1958, DFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 18.12.1965, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (FR) La tragédie de la mine
Originaltitel (DE) Kameradschaft
Arbeitstitel Grubentragödie
Arbeitstitel Kameradschaft Sohle VI

Versions

Original

Length:10 Akte, 2520 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,19
Picture/Sound:s/w, Tobis-Klangfilm
Rating:Zensur (DE): 16.11.1931, B.30393, Jugendfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 17.11.1931, Berlin, Capitol;
Erstaufführung (FR): 29.01.1932, Paris, Gaumont-Palace;
TV-Erstsendung (DD): 18.08.1958, DFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 18.12.1965, ARD