Our Daily Bread

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This German remake of Vidor's classic film is an interesting work. Made in post-World War II Germany, this version deals with a young German family trying to struggle through the ravages of their postwar life. The film, heavily influenced by the leftist politics that were sweeping the land, brings the family to realize that socialism is the best route to...read more

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This German remake of Vidor's classic film is an interesting work. Made in post-World War II Germany, this version deals with a young German family trying to struggle through the ravages of their postwar life. The film, heavily influenced by the leftist politics that were sweeping the

land, brings the family to realize that socialism is the best route to take. However, the message is not heavy-handed and is woven into the personal drama nicely. The story builds with a quiet dignity that brings the important message through with sympathy and feeling. Director-writer Dudow is

best known for his second film, KUHLE WAMPE (1932), a radical, communist-inspired look at Germany's social and economic conditions. The controversial film was banned in Germany and Dudow, a member of the German Communist Party, fled to Switzerland. He returned to East Germany after WW II, where he

resumed his directorial career and went on to win the state award three times. (In German; English subtitles.)

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