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Great Freedom No 7 - A German Film By Helmut Kautner

Great Freedom No 7 - A German Film By Helmut Kautner is an event that took place on 20-Sep-2006 in Hyderabad.
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Hannes falls into the oldest trap for a man - jealousy when the girl he's been spurning is finally dating someone else. If you need tips on handling it (face it, you do!), this way.

The Hyderabad Film Club, in association with Goethe Zenthrum Hyderabad, is presenting a festival of German Films directed by Helmut Kautner, at Sarathi Studio and the Goethe premises, from 18th to 24th September. As part of the festival, "Greater Freedom No. 7" is being screened tonite at Sarathi Studios.

The four-mast boat, the Padua, has sailed into Hamburg’s harbor. And Jens, Fiete and Karl go on land to visit their friend Hannes, one of the their former colleagues aboard the Padua.

Hannes now works as a singer at the famous Hamburg Hippodrom. Just as the four friends are celebrating their reunion, Hannes receives a call that his brother is in the hostipal dying. Feeling a sense of obligation, Hannes takes over the responsibility for looking after his brother’s ex-girlfriend Gisa.

Feeling an attraction to Hannes, she moves in with him, but Hannes only sees her as the girl his brother left behind. When Gisa starts dating someone else, Hannes becomes jealous and finally notices his own attraction to her. Jens and Fiete try to convince him to join them once again aboard the Padua. Faced with his realization, Hannes has to make a decision...

This film was directed by Helmut Kaeutner, released in 1944, and lasts about 108 minutes. Helmut Kaeutner was born in 1908 in Duesseldorf and died in 1980 in Italy. He studied German, Art History, Philosophy, Psychology and Theater Studies. He began his film career as a scriptwriter. His directorial debut was with the film Kitty and the World Conference (Kitty Und Die Weltkonferenz, 1939), but the film was withdrawn by the Nazi government due to its pro-English tendencies.

Later on, he went on to make great films like Kleider Machen Leute (1940), Auf Wiedersehen Franziska! (1941), Anuschka (1942), Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944), In jenen Tagen (1947), Des Teufels General (1955), Zu Jung (1958) and Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970), among others.

His film Dis Letzte Bruecke won a German Film Award in 1954, and Der Hauptmann von Koepenik won two German Film Awards in 1957.

Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy, Secretary of Hyderabad Film Club, at 93910-20243, or Goethe-Zenthrum at 5552-6443/2324-1791 for further details.
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