Railway attendant Thiel (1982)

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Original title Railway attendant Thiel
Country of production GDR
original language German
Publishing year 1982
length 80 minutes
Director Hans-Joachim Kasprzik
script Klaus Jörn
Hans-Joachim Kasprzik
production DEFA
on behalf of East German television
music Karl-Ernst Sasse
camera Horst Hardt
cut Ursula Rudzki

Bahnwärter Thiel is a DEFA feature film by Hans-Joachim Kasprzik and commissioned by GDR television from 1982 based on the novella of the same name by Gerhart Hauptmann from 1888.


The film adheres strictly to Gerhart Hauptmann's novella.


Bahnwärter Thiel was filmed on ORWO Color and was first broadcast on November 21, 1982 on the first program of East German television . Before that there was a pre-premiere on September 23, 1982 in the Vorwärts cinema in Erkner , organized by the Erkner Memorial. The dramaturgy of the film was in the hands of Bernd Schirmer .


In New Germany, Henryk Goldberg emphasized the cohesive ensemble performance, which evoked the human-destroying mentality of a society in symbolic images in a sensually oppressive way.

For Dieter Krebs from the Berliner Zeitung it was an exciting, disturbing evening on TV, a prime example of high art of directing and performing.

The Lexicon of International Films states that this film is an impressive, atmospherically dense television adaptation of the Hauptmann novella.

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Individual evidence

  1. Neue Zeit of September 23, 1982, p. 8
  2. Neues Deutschland on November 23, 1982, p. 4
  3. Berliner Zeitung on November 23, 1982, p. 7
  4. ^ Railroad attendant Thiel. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used