Family Bliss (1975)

The film starts out with the wedding of the worker's couple Manfred and Manuela. They enter into marriage in the hope of having a long and happy union. Within a few years Martina gives birth to two children and has to leave her job to become a full time stay-at-home mother. Manfred has increasing problems at his job and his situation changes for the worse. The relationship becomes increasingly toxic. The struggle for emancipation begins when Manuela acquires new typing skills to improve her chances of employment and subsequently starts setting up a new life of her own. Being misunderstood and ignored by Manfred, she sleeps with another man whom she knows from her childhood days. The family crisis has reached its peak. Meanwhile Manfred has undergone changes of his own. At the funeral of Manuela's father the couple starts a process of reconciliation...

Besetzung

Dagmar Biener, Tilo Prückner, Hilde Wensch, Werner Eichhorn, Ursula Diestel, Otto Mächtlinger, Hildegard Schmahl, Werner Rehm

Stab

Regie
Marianne Lüdcke und Ingo Kratisch

Drehbuch
Marianne Lüdcke und Ingo Kratisch

Kamera
Wolfgang Knigge

Schnitt
Sigrid Jäger und Ursula Höf

Musik
Peter Fischer

Szenenbild
Eberhard Mathies, Hella Schüler

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Wolf Dietrich Brücker

Infos

Sender
WDR

Genre
Feature Film

Format
16 mm Farbe

Länge
90 min.

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