A heart and a soul
|of German titles:||A heart and a soul|
|production year (e):||1973 - 1976|
|length per episode:||approx. 24 minutes|
|of episode number:||25|
|Idea:|| Wolfgang quantity|
(after a British collecting main)
|Erstausstrahlung (D):||15. January 1973|
a heart and a soul is a German TV serial, which was produced in the 70's by the WDR.
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the series shows strongly exaggerates a living together of a typically German family in a worker quarter in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is not clear, in which city plays exactly the action.
Alfred Tetzlaff (disgust Alfred), the main figure, is the typical reactionary Spiesser of the German Federal Republic. Its chauvinististic to woman-despising occurrence, losses against the SPD - and much more besides aim to government, its son-in-law thereby at the contemporary smallcivil table reserved for regulars politicians.
Else Tetzlaff, geb. Offer-lead, is the einfältige Hausmütterchen, understands nothing about politics and always brings to Alfreds with it the palm. On which it is designated again and again of it as a “dusselige cow”.
Rita count, geb. Tetzlaff, the daughter of the house, is married by occupation shop assistant, with Michael and lives together with it with its parents. She must bear regularly the moods their father.
Michael count, Alfred's son-in-law, embodies the casual, from the 68ern coined/shaped left memo twenties and becomes therefore from the family head regularly as “Sozi “,” Komsomolze “etc. designated. It originates from the GDR.
success of the series
“a heart and a soul” became from Wolfgang quantity after the model of the US-American series “universe into the Family” (1971-1979) - which again on the British series of “Till Death US DO part” (1965-1975) decrease/go back - accordingly German conditions (SPD government, Nachwehen of the student revolt) develops. Quantity took over even the names from “Till Death US DO part”: Alfred is called in the original Alf, Michael is called Mike, Else and Rita has accurately the same name. Televisionhistorically more important meanwhile the assumption of the Sitcom format was in the German program.
It was the first TV serial, which sat down apart also with the political happening of the time at that time. Above all success is to be owed to the black humor and the outstanding schauspielerischen achievement of the actors as well as the intelligently knitted dialogues.
The crude language and zotigen Gags, as well as the ideological polarization of the Protagonisten with allusions on the current political situation were on the one hand still unusual for the television, arrived on the other hand after initial criticism fast at large popularity. Paradoxically the series represented a relevant step regardless of its inherent society criticism on the anglo-saxon aesthetics of the Soaps and Sitcoms, which reduced Setting with a minimum in one chamber play-like (or people stage-like) on persons worked and both in the recording technology and in the Storyline and represented language a maximum of Rationalität.
The first 11 consequences of the 1. Relay were turned still in black and white. Straight these consequences are today cult. The 12. Consequence (Sylvesterpunsch) is radiated again and again to Silvester - similar as Dinner for One -. It was besides the first result in color. Consequence attendance from east zone contains from today's viewpoint special irony, since with the football WM 1974 the GDR selection, over which Alfred in the discussion with Michaels makes itself merry father, won against the DFB selection with 1:0.
The 2. Relay was stopped after only 4 consequences, since the interest of spectator decreased/went back strongly. This decrease was attributed to changed occupation. A reason was probably the current purchase and the compromiseless camp mentality of the Protagonisten, whose lines of argumentation in the measure had to appear as old-fashioned, when the political landscape more and more of compromises was determined.
After the case of wall Wolfgang quantity wrote the series of Motzki, which turned around the retired driving teacher Friedhelm Motzki from West Berlin, which grumbles constantly about the Zonendödel (motzt). Heinz thrust ore turned several consequences of with a leg in the second half of the 90's in the grave, when it played the pensioner Viktor Bölkhoff.
Long time was not clear whether consequence 21 was turned really again in color, or whether it concerned a repetition s/w of the version, which was announced falsely as color design. In archives of the WDR no references - let alone a transmission band - could be found to this consequence. Only in June 2005 the consequence was regained with searches of the magazine digital Movie.de with the aid of zuschauerpost.de in archives of the SWR. It was obviously produced as only consequence of the series of the Southern German Broadcasting Corporation instead of of the WDR, why it was not led in WDR archives. But also the indication of copyright speaks on the special DVD, those explicitly the South German broadcast at that time, today southwest broadcast, when author calls.
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