And Your Love Too

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And Your Love Too
… und deine Liebe auch
DeineLiebeAuchCover.jpg
Movie Poster
Country GDR.jpg East Germany
Directed by Frank Vogel
Release Date August 29, 1962
Language German
Spanish
Studio Deutsche Film (DEFA)
Distributor VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ullrich „Ulli“ Sittich Armin Mueller-Stahl
Eva Kati Székely
Klaus Husemann Ulrich Thein
Alfredo Alfonso Arau


And Your Love Too is a 1962 East-German movie directed by Frank Vogel. Berlin around August 13, 1961. The girl Eva stands between the brothers Ulli and Klaus, two working-class boys whose world views are opposite. Klaus is for the fast money he earns as a cab driver in the West and for a carefree life. Ulli is more serious, somewhat shy, and has a firm political viewpoint. On August 13, Klaus' path to the West is suddenly blocked, and Ulli stands at the border with a gun in his hand. With Eva, the self-confident Klaus makes the running, but when the girl becomes pregnant, he wants to shirk responsibility.

It was the first Mauerfilm (wall film) in the GDR to focus on the construction of the Berlin Wall.


The following weapons were used in the film And Your Love Too:

Contents


Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

East-German Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse (Combat Groups of the Working Class; a paramilitary organization in the GDR) to which also belongs Ullrich Sittich (Armin Mueller-Stahl) are equipped with PPSh-41s.

Soviet PPSh-41 with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The militiamen controlling Berlin citizens on a Spree River bridge.
Klaus:"You?!"
Ullrich:"Yes! We!"
Klaus encounters Ullrich armed with a PPSh-41.
Klaus and Ullrich having a frosty conversation about their opinions which offers a closer view of the front sight.
A distant view shows a full view of Ullrich's PPSh.
One of Ullrich's comrades joins the meeting to intimidate Klaus.
The buttstock of Ullrich's submachine gun is seen.
Ulli offers Alfredo his PPSh which he unloads to use the drum magazine as a drum.

Sa vz. 25

As Ullrich Sittich visits his Cuban comrades-in-arms in Havana, he encounters Alfredo (Alfonso Arau) carrying an Sa vz. 25.

Sa vz. 25 - 9x19mm
Alfredo holding his Sa vz. 25 introduces Ullrich to his comrades.
A view of the muzzle.
After giving his SMG to Ulli Alfredo takes the magazine to use it as a baton.
Ullrich brandishes the Sa vz. 25 what he used as a guitar before.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M44

The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is also used by some Combat Groups members.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
Members of the Kampfgruppe marching in front of happy Walter Ulbricht during a parade.
A rear view of the marching militiamen.
A militiaman works the bolt-handle in preparation of firing a warning shot.

MPi-KmS

Grenztruppen Border guards are armed with MPi-KmS assault rifles.

MPi-KmS - 7.62x39mm
An NVA soldier standing on the left guards Soviet T-34/84 tanks.
A border guard carrying an MPi-KmS approaches to Klaus. Note lack of the cleaning rod.
Klaus talks with the Grenzer.

Pistols

Luger P08

At the end of the movie, a West-Berlin police officer prevents Klaus and Ullrich to cross the Mauer (Wall) with a Luger P08; a twisting of the facts.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
The Polizist immediatly opens fire at the two climbing over the wall.

Trivia

T-34/85

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Makarov Holster

An East-German pistol holster for a Makarov PM is briefly seen.

The holster is carried by the militiaman on the left.

Archival Footage

Archival footage of the infamous encounter of Soviet and U.S. tanks that faced each other at point-blank range at Checkpoint Charlie on October 27th, 1961 are shown. Of course, as a member of the eastern bloc, the filmmakers included only U.S. Army tanks, not the Soviet T-55 counterparts. This is supposed to represent western aggression.

M48 Patton tanks drive to the borderline at Checkpoint Charlie.
A U.S. Army MP has an M14 Rifle over his shoulder.
A closer view of an M48 Patton.
A West-Berlin police officer is seen carrying a British Sten Mk II.
Three MPs sitting in a Willys MB jeep are armed with M3A1 "Grease Gun" submachine guns.
Two more MPs accompanying the Jeep carry M14s.


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