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Title Carbide & sorrel = (Karbid und Sauerampfer). [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 100 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1974.
Summary In the summer of 1945, Dresden factory workers send their colleague, Kalle, hundreds of miles north to pick up carbide, which is needed for welding jobs in their factory. His attempts to bring the supplies back through the Soviet occupation zone become a hilarious odyssey full of high jinks and misadventures. A rare classic of German film comedy! Right after WWII, factory worker Karl Bluecher, nicknamed Kalle, sets out from Dresden for Wittenberge to procure carbide, which is desperately needed to re-start production in a bombed-out factory. Kalle was not chosen by chance. On one hand, his brother-in-law works at the Wittenberge carbide plant; on the other, he is a vegetarian and so will definitely manage to find food along the road on his journey. He gets through to Wittenberge and could bring seven drums of carbide back to Dresden . . . if only he had a means of transport! But his journey home becomes quite an adventure, complete with a love story, an arrest and many close calls. Combining fast-paced humor, keen social observation and popular appeal, this film reached over a million viewers in its first three-months.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Motion pictures, German.
Working class -- Germany (East)
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Germany (East)
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Beyer, Frank, director.
Geschonneck, Erwin, actor.
Böhme, Marita, actor.
Behrens, Manja, actor.
Busse, Margot, actor.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1116598 Kanopy
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