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A story spanning three generations, from 1871 to 1945. When Gustav Wengler, a farmer’s son, returns from the Franco-German war in 1871, he goes to work for a precision mechanics and optical company, where he soon becomes a master craftsman. Wengler loyally promises the owner on his deathbed that his sons and grandsons will also stand by the company.

  1. Rainer Simon

    Director, Writer

  2. Helmut Bez


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kathrin Waligura

    Kathrin Waligura

    Bertha Wengler

  2. Corinna Harfouch

    Corinna Harfouch

    Jenny Weinhold

  3. Carl-Martin Spengler

    Gustav Wengler

  4. Gudrun Ritter

    Gudrun Ritter

    Luise Wengler

  5. Ernst Kahler

    Johann Leberecht Bärwolf

Full Cast & Crew

Wengler & Söhne


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 14, 1987


Original Language German

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget -

Revenue -



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