Familie Benthin is an East German film. It was released in 1950.
Theo and Gustav Benthin are two brothers who operate a smuggling network: Theo, a factory director in East Germany, illegally transfers goods to his brother on the other side of the border, and the latter sells them in West Germany. The two also employ another pair of brothers, Peter and Klaus Naumann. Theo is caught by the People's Police; Gustav cannot compete in the wild capitalist market without the cheap merchandise from the East and his business collapses. Peter Naumann moves to the Federal Republic, but there he finds only unemployment and is eventually to join the French Foreign Legion. Klaus remains in the East and finds a promising job as a steel worker.
|author||Ehm Welk Johannes R. Becher Kurt Barthel Slatan Dudow|
|director||Kurt Maetzig Richard Groschopp Slatan Dudow|
|keywords||east germany foreign legion french foreign legion smuggle steel worker west germany|