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Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow worked for the railways his entire working life. He took up service at the small station of Luege 34 years ago. Now, the line is to be electrified and Platow, who cannot cope with the new technology, has to work on a secondary local line. Georg, his son, a railway worker as well, is to attend a training course, but Georg refuses to go. Then his father comes to a surprising and highly unusual decision. He pretends to be Georg Platow, making himself twenty years younger than he really is and registers for the course.

  1. Siegfried Kühn

    Director, Writer

  2. Helmut Baierl


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  1. Fritz Marquardt


  2. Rolf Hoppe

    Rolf Hoppe


  3. Barbara Adolph

    Barbara Adolph

    Rennmarks Sekretärin

  4. Fred Delmare

    Fred Delmare

    Platows Vater

  5. Winfried Glatzeder

    Winfried Glatzeder


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Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow


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  • May 31, 1973


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 30m

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