“Brüder”, a film directed by Herr Werner Hochbaum ( who was a remarkable film director in the talkie 30’s ), was one of those films which showed the harsh daily life of the working class. The film depicts, in a kind of fictional documentary, the 1896 Hamburg dockworkers’ strike: the workers receive meagre wages for hard work and live under miserable conditions and finally go on strike (to make matters more personal, one of the strikers has a brother who is a policeman). Even though the inspiration for the story was an event that took place in the XIX century, things had little changed by the troublesome twenties so the story had a perfect contemporary ring.
German intertitles | TVRip | AVI | 448×336 | XviD @ 1569 Kbps | 25.000 fps | 1.07 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:23:58 minutes | Subtitles: English (srt)