Somewhere in Berlin (1946)

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After WWII, Berlin lies in ruins. For Gustav, Willi and their friends the rubble provides an adventurous, dangerous playground. Especially for Gustav, it helps pass the time, as he longs for his father's return from a POW camp. One day a stranger arrives, looking helpless and hopeless... Gerhard Lamprecht built his reputation during the 1920s and '30s with films like Emil and the Detectives (1931, script Billy Wilder) and socially-critical Berlin films based on the drawings of Heinrich Zille. In Somewhere in Berlin-his first postwar film, made just months after the cessation of hostilities-he portrays the people of the shattered city with precision and psychological realism.

Gerhard Lamprecht
Charles Brauer  •  Hans Trinkaus  •  Siegfried Utecht  •  Paul Bildt

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Hedda Sarnow Grete Iller
Fritz Rasp Waldemar
Walter Bluhm Onkel Kale
Hans Leibelt Herr Eckmann, artist
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Magdalene von Nußbaum Frau Schelp
Lotte Loebinger Frau Steidel
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