Castles and Cottages (1957)

02/09/1957 (DE) Drama 3h 23m
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Lifelong hard work for the count makes the servant Anton a cripple. Everybody calls him Crooked Anton. When, after the end of the war, the land of the count gets divided amongst the farmers, Anton receives a piece and hopes to be able to work freely. But an old debt and intrigue keep Anton and his family from finding peace. The farmers of the village begin to discover their own power when Annegret, Anton's daughter, leaves. Is a new beginning possible for Anton? This film paints an impressive panorama of the development of a minor village in Mecklenburg from the end of the war to the uprising of 17 June 1953.

  1. Kurt Maetzig

    Director, Writer

  2. Kurt Barthel


Top Billed Cast

  1. Raimund Schelcher

    Raimund Schelcher

    Krummer Anton

  2. Erika Dunkelmann

    Erika Dunkelmann


  3. Karla Runkehl

    Karla Runkehl


  4. Erwin Geschonneck

    Erwin Geschonneck

    estate inspector Bröker

  5. Harry Hindemith

    Harry Hindemith

    Kalle Buddenboom

  6. Helga Göring

    Helga Göring

    Christel Sikura

  7. Wilhelm Puchert

    Jens Voss

  8. Angelika Hurwicz


  9. Dieter Perlwitz

    Dieter Perlwitz


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Original Title Schlösser und Katen

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

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