Director Konrad Wolf's interpretation of Franz Weiskopf's anti-fascist novel sheds light on the parallel and differing paths of the Nazis and socialists in Germany between 1932 and 1934.
This film considered an East German classic follows Lissy, played by Sonja Sutter, a young woman raised in the socialist working class who finds herself living the bourgeois lifestyle of a Nazi stormtrooper's wife. When her husband joins the S.A. Lissy must juggle her political and personal loyalties, until a final clash of values forces her to make some very difficult and potentially dangerous choices for her future. Superb cinematography by Werner Bergmann.
GDR/East Germany, 1957, 88 minutes, B&W
German with English subtitles
Directed by Konrad Wolf
Public Exhibition 16mm Rental available