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Sieben Sommersprossen

Alternative title
Seven Freckles
Synopsis
A DEFA feature film about a childhood friendship that turns into first love. The blossoming love between 14-year old Karoline (Kareen Schröter) and 15-year old Robert (Harald Rathmann) is hampered by the strict morals and routines of the holiday camp that both are visiting. They get a chance to act out their emotions and to articulate the difficulty of their situation when they are cast as lead in the camp’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1978
Duration
2164 m feet

Credits

Director
Herrmann Zschoche
Cinematographer
Günter Jaeuthe
Editor
Rita Hiller
Screenplay
Christa Kozik; Herrmann Zschoche
Music
Gunther Erdmann; Peter Gotthardt
Costume
Isolde Warczycek
Art Direction
Harry Leupold
Contributor
Gabriele Herzog
Cast
Anette HolzmannTina
Barbara DittusKaroline’s mother
Carola BraunbockCook
Carola SpindlerDoris
Christa LöserFrau Kränkel
Evelyn OpoczynskiBettina
Hannes StelzerHead of the Agricultural Cooperative (LPG)
Harald RathmannRobert
Hilmar BaumannRobert’s father
Jan BereskaBenedikt
Janine BeilfußMarlene
Kareen SchröterKaroline
Michael BöttcherPaulchen
Reneé RudolphMicha
Sabine SchmichJohanna

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
1970s
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

Notes
Commercially available as part of the DEFA Greatest Love Films DVD collection, ‘Romantische Momente - Die schönsten Liebesfilme der DEFA’ (Icestorm Entertainment, 2008).
History
The film premiered on 5/10/1978.
Reviews
Source: DEFA Database, www. filmportal.de (accessed 11/2008)

Production Company

Name

DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Icestorm Entertainment GmbH

Email
info@icestorm.de
Web
http://www.icestorm.de External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 - 30 - 780 958 - 0
Fax
+49 - 30 - 780 958 - 70
Address
Friedrichstraße 55 A
Berlin
10117

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.de

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