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BLUE-EYED [BLAUAEUGIG]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff; Dorothee Schön
Director of Photography: Hector Morini; Jaroslav Kucera
Cast: Alex Benn; Julio de Grazia; Götz George; Emilia Mazer; Alberto Segado; Miguel Angel Sola
Country, Year of production:
D; RA, 1989
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Thriller

BLUE-EYED is the story of Johann Neudorf, whose real name is actually Hanus Novak, and who was only able to escape the Nazi terror as a child in Czechoslovakia in a forced adoption by German parents. After the war, he emigrates to Argentina. There, under his German name, he becomes a successful businessman with the best contacts to the trade industry and the military. He chooses to ignore the terror of the military junta in the late seventies, until one day his own daughter is kidnapped and murdered shortly thereafter. Just before her death, she gave birth to a child, the whereabouts of which are unknown. While Johann begins to search for the baby, he has become a subversive in the eyes of the military. He is taken prisoner, tortured and ultimately released with the help of old ...

BRUTALIZATION OF FRANZ BLUM, THE [VERROHUNG DES FRANZ BLUM, DIE]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Burkhard Driest
Director of Photography: Wolfgang Peter Hassenstein
Cast: Charles Brauer; Burkhard Driest; Eike Gallwitz; Jürgen Prochnow; Tilo Prückner; Kurt Raab; Franz Josef Steffens
Country, Year of production:
D, 1974
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Crime

Franz Blum, employee at an insurance agency, has robbed a bank and lands in jail for 5 years. During his imprisonment, he experiences a hierarchy that is far worse than any social constraints on the outside. The rule within the prison walls is held by the strong, and they force their way on the weaker ones with violent brutality, making them dependent on them as well. Wielding the most power in the prison, is a certain Kuul, a rough bully who tolerates no competition whatsoever. It doesn't take long before Blum is confronted with Kuul's chicaneries. Kuul reserves his worst treatment for Bielich, a weak man with a heart condition to whom the repressive, hierarchical prison system is quite obvious, but who is not able to cope with Kuul. Since Blum has helped Bielich, he also gets pressured. ...

KNIFE IN THE HEAD [MESSER IM KOPF]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff; Peter Schneider
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Hans Christian Blech; Hans Brenner; Bruno Ganz; Heinz Hoenig; Udo Samel; Angela Winkler
Country, Year of production:
D, 1978
Color: Color
Genre: Drama; Thriller

During a police raid, a man gets shot. When he finally awakens, after lying in a long coma, the man has no memory and can't speak. Who is this man? Is he - like his friends claim - biogenetecist Hoffmann, 35, who labors away like a hermit in a research institute, the "victim of police terror"? Or is he - as the police and press declare - a dangerous "terrorist", his profession a mere cover? Hoffmann doesn't know who he is any more. Under the daily 24-hour surveillance of the police, he takes on the tedious struggle against the physical and psychological aftermath of his injury; he has to relearn everything: Seeing, hearing, feeling, walking, speaking. He takes on the decisive battle to learn the truth, recapture his past and one solitary night. What really happened on this night? Did ...

LINE 1 [LINIE 1]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff; Volker Ludwig
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Thomas Ahrens; Claus-Peter Damitz; Inka Groetschel; Dieter Landuris; Dietrich Lehmann; Ilona Schulz; Rainer Strecker; Christian Veit; Petra Zieser
Country, Year of production:
D, 1987
Color: Color
Genre: Music; Romance; Drama; Comedy

It was a deal: If she couldn't take it at home any more - promised rock star Johnnie (Johannes Krisch) after a concert to the small-town girl Sunnie (Inka Groetschel) - then she should just simply come over to his place in Berlin. And that's why Sunnie is now standing around, lost and lonely, early in the morning at Zoo train station in the big, unknown metropolis. Sunnie has to get to Kreuzberg, then that's where Johnnie said that he lives. On Line 1 of the subway, the one that goes to Kreuzberg, she gets caught up in a whirlpool of big-city stories and characters: Do-gooders, suicidal types, asylum seekers, propositioners, uptights, squares, the unemployed and retirees. She can be lucky that Bambi (Dieter Landuris), a rather shady but helpful big-city desperado, comes to her aid and ...

MAIN ACTOR, THE [HAUPTDARSTELLER, DER]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff; Christel Buschmann
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Mario Adorf; Akim Ahrens; Hans Brenner; Doris Dörrie; Vadim Glowna; Michael Schweiger; Rolf Zacher
Country, Year of production:
D, 1977
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

It's the last day of filming for the movie "Pepe's Life". Pepe, the 15-year-old who plays the leading role, has escaped the clutches of his brutal father for the extent of the filming and must now reluctantly return home. For the director, Max, work on the movie is concluded; for Pepe, the movie has just begun. He re-enacts the role of his film character: Runs away from home, follows the director around the city, finally understands that Max is more interested in his film than in him, and starts to terrorize him. This first movie-film from a renowned television director ("Die Verrohung des Franz Blum", "Zündschnüre"), can't deny its roots to the traditional medium. The story is based on Hauff's own experiences during the filming of his movie "Paule Pauländer": The teenage leading role, an ...

MAN ON THE WALL, THE [MANN AUF DER MAUER, DER]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Peter Schneider
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Karin Baal; Julie Carmen; Towje Kleiner; Richy Müller; Marius Müller-Westernhagen
Country, Year of production:
D, 1982
Color: Color
Genre: Comedy; Drama

KABE lives with his wife Andrea close to the border in East Berlin and just can't believe what he sees: All roads leading to the West are dead ends. The longer he gazes at the Wall, the less he sees Andrea and their mutual life. Finally, the day comes where he only has one thing on his mind: He wants to get to the other side. Kabe's attempts to conquer the Wall get him imprisoned, sent to a mental institution and finally in the West: Kabe is ransomed. But, having hardly left one wall behind him, he is confronted by a new wall: The one between him and Andrea. Where others would rather take one step back, Kabe takes two steps forward. When the telephone gets turned off he organizes a transmitter. When an intelligence agency gets in his way, it has to be subverted. When the reunification ...

SLOW ATTACK [ENDSTATION FREIHEIT]

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Burkhard Driest
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Burkhard Driest; Carla Egerer; Kurt Raab; Katja Rupé; Rolf Zacher
Country, Year of production:
D, 1980
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

Nik Dellmann gets released after eight years in prison. His former girlfriend, Eva, who is now married and has a child, wants to take him in. Overwhelmed by this situation, Nik seeks shelter at the home of his pen pal, Leila. He needs some peace and quiet because he wants to try his hand at becoming a writer. Suddenly, Henry, Nik's former prison-mate, shows up and tries to interest him in helping him with a crooked scheme. Nik refuses; he doesn't want to get involved in these little robberies that will only send him back to jail. Nik would only be interested in doing a major coup - but first, he only wants to write about it in his novel-in-the-works, "Man Without a Shadow". First then, when he has lost all hope of getting his book published and getting Eva back, he decides to take a ...

STAMMHEIM

Director: Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay: Stefan Aust; Günter Wulff
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Cast: Ulrich Pleitgen; Ulrich Tukur; Therese Affolter; Sabine Wegner; Hans Kremer
Country, Year of production:
D, 1986
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

It all began with a case of arson in a department store in 1968. Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and others set a fire in Frankfurt to protest against the Viet Nam war. Two years later, Andreas Baader broke out of prison. The journalist Ulrike Meinhof was involved in the break. On this day, May 14, 1970, the ,Baader-Meinhof Group', which later changed its name to ,Red Army Fraction', was born. Following the model of the Guerilla movements of the Third World, they wanted to change society at gunpoint. Their journey through the underground lasted for two years: Bank robberies, bombings, shootouts with the police. There were deaths - on both sides. They were arrested in 1972. After three years in imprisonment on remand, they went to trial. Originally, five members of the RAF were to be ...