Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder / Mother Courage and her Children

TitleMutter Courage und ihre Kinder / Mother Courage and her Children
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1961
AuthorsPalitzsch, Peter, and Manfred Wekwerth
Running Time2h 31min
Date Released02/10/1961
DistributorProgress Film-Verleih
CountryEast Germany
Publication LanguageGerman

Based on the epic play by Bertolt Brecht, widely regarded as one of the best plays of the 20th century, this filmed stage production provides an allegorical tale of the price of war. Set during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), it follows a Swedish mother who slowly loses her children to the war she profits from as a sutler. The film, made by DEFA, the state-owned film studio of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), received a prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

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