Question 7 (1961)

107 mins | Drama | 1961

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Berlin. Released in West Germany in 1961 as Frage 7 ; running time: 106 ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Berlin. Released in West Germany in 1961 as Frage 7 ; running time: 106 min. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod assoc
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Frage 7
Premiere Information:
Washington, D. C., opening: 1 March 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Louis de Rochemont Associates
Copyright Date:
2 March 1961
Copyright Number:
MP13057
Duration(in mins):
107
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The East German Communist Party is involved in a campaign to turn students away from their Christian heritage by denying higher education to youths who do not hold politically "correct" views. Peter Gottfried is a 15-year-old pastor's son who hopes to enter a music conservatory, but before he can be accepted, he must answer seven questions, the last of which asks him to name the major influence on his social development. Aware that he must deny his religious beliefs, the boy turns to those around him for advice. His teacher encourages him to make the "right" decision, but his girl friend, Anneliese, and his father urge him to stand by his principles. When the Party gives him an opportunity to participate in the annual Berlin Youth Festival, Peter accepts despite the protests of his father. Once in Berlin, Peter realizes that he is merely a pawn being used by the Party to refute charges that religious youth are denied opportunity under Communism. He flees from the festival and takes refuge in the ... +


The East German Communist Party is involved in a campaign to turn students away from their Christian heritage by denying higher education to youths who do not hold politically "correct" views. Peter Gottfried is a 15-year-old pastor's son who hopes to enter a music conservatory, but before he can be accepted, he must answer seven questions, the last of which asks him to name the major influence on his social development. Aware that he must deny his religious beliefs, the boy turns to those around him for advice. His teacher encourages him to make the "right" decision, but his girl friend, Anneliese, and his father urge him to stand by his principles. When the Party gives him an opportunity to participate in the annual Berlin Youth Festival, Peter accepts despite the protests of his father. Once in Berlin, Peter realizes that he is merely a pawn being used by the Party to refute charges that religious youth are denied opportunity under Communism. He flees from the festival and takes refuge in the West. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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