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Title Lissy. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. DEFA Film Library, 1957.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Hans-Peter Minetti, Horst Drinda, Sonja Sutter
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1957.
Summary Berlin, early 1930s. Lissy (Sonja Sutter), a young woman raised in a socialist working-class family, marries a clerk who promises her a better life. During the depression, however, he gets fired and can’t find a new job. Desperate for companionship and money, he falls for Nazi propaganda and joins the Storm Troopers. Lissy's brother, who for a time sympathized with the communists, now also wears the SA uniform. When he is killed by the Nazis—because of his oppositional ideas—Lissy starts questioning things and makes a difficult and potentially dangerous decision.  This East German classic, created by a young Konrad Wolf (*Stars*, *I Was Nineteen*, *Professor Mamlock*), son of the playwright Friedrich Wolf, prefigures the years of Nazi tyranny. The gripping story is based on the novel *Die Versuchung*, by Jewish author F.C. Weiskopf, who was able to flee the Nazis in Czechoslovakia and immigrate to the USA with the help of the League of American Writers in 1939. *“This film brilliantly and accurately impresses us with its subtle depiction of characters, with an eye to both the typical and the contradictory.” - Ulrich Gregor, **Konrad Wolf: Film in der DDR***
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Motion pictures, German.
Foreign films.
Motion Pictures.
Balts (Indo-European people).
German language.
Motion pictures.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Wolf, Konrad, film director.
Minetti, Hans-Peter, actor.
Drinda, Horst, actor.
Sutter, Sonja, actor.
DEFA Film Library (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 2663876 Kanopy
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