Trace of stones

Trace of stones

Spur der Steine

Streaming Video - 2014 | German
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Foreman Balla is the self-proclaimed king of a massive construction site. His co-workers stick close to him, like musketeers, as long as he makes sure they are paid. But things stop running smoothly when materials get scarce and two newcomers arrive on the site: Kati, a young engineer, and Werner Horrath, the new Party Secretary. Balla's swaggering, reminiscent of Hollywood gunslingers, melts away as he realizes he is in love with Kati. Arguably the most important DEFA film of the 1960s,Trace of Stones was censored and shelved by East German officials for 25 years following its release. Based on Erik Neutsch's novel of the same title, Trace of Stones is a complex political drama blended with an at times comic triangular love story. Kati is able to see Hannes' true nature, and he falls in love with her. But Horrath loves the young engineer as well, despite being devoted to his wife and children in Rostock. The love triangle involving Kati, Werner and Hannes initially benefits the project they are all involved in, as it inspires Balla to take on new tasks and views. Things get complicated when Horrath cannot make up his mind and gets entangled in lies, pretending his motives have to do with his work.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 200 min.) :,digital, .flv file, sound
video file, MPEG-4, Flash


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