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Das Beil von Wandsbek = The axe of Wandsbek

Author: Falk HarnackKurt HahneErwin GeschonneckKäthe BraunGefion HelmkeAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features ; [Berlin] : Distributed by Icestorm Entertainment GbmH, Berlin : DEFA-Stiftung, 2009. 1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Document : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : GermanView all editions and formats
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"Germany, 1934: the Nazi authorities in a small town need an executioner to put a group of political prisoners to death, otherwise Hitler won't visit their town. Teetjen, the town butcher, facing bankruptcy, agrees to do the dirty deed ... [T]his important classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Falk Harnack. Ironically, the film, which starred concentration camp survivor Erwin Geschonneck in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political films
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Falk Harnack; Arnold Zweig
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Falk Harnack; Kurt Hahne; Erwin Geschonneck; Käthe Braun; Gefion Helmke; Hans-Robert Bortfeldt; Ernst Roters; Ralf Schenk; Anne Nelson; Deborah Vietor-Engländer; Arnold Zweig; Icestorm Entertainment GmbH.; First-Run Features (Firm); DEFA-Stiftung.; University of Massachusetts at Amherst. DEFA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 432341126
Language Note: German dialogue; English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Arnold Zweig.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
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Credits: Screenplay, Hans-Robert Bortfeldt, Falk Harnack, based on a script by Wolfgang Staudte and Werner Jörg Lüdecke and the novel by Arnold Zweig ; Kamera [= camera], Robert Baberske; Schnitt [= editor], Hildegard Tegener; Musik [= music], Ernst Roters.
Cast: Erwin Geschonneck, Käthe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Willy A. Kleinau.
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; full-screen presentation ; to access DVD-ROM features, a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software are required.
Contents: Bonus materials: Biographies and filmographies: Director, Falk Harnack ; actor, Erwin Geschonneck ; actor, Käthe Braun ; Arnold Zweig, author of the novel, The Axe of Wandsbek --
Falk Harnack, a stubborn German conscience (Film interview with author, Anne Nelson, 2009, ca. 31 min.). DVD-ROM features: Käthe Braun on Falk Harnack (Interview by Ralf Schenk) [PDF document] --
The Axe affair (essay by Deborah Vietor-Engländer) [PDF document] --
Postscript: A letter to author Arnold Zweig [PDF document] --
About the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library [PDF document].
Other Titles: Axe of Wandsbek
Responsibility: [A] DEFA Film Library (UMass Amherst) / First Run Features release ; Ein DEFA-Film ; Herstellungsgruppe und Produktionsleitung [= producer], K. Hahne ; Regie [= director], Falk Harnack.

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"Germany, 1934: the Nazi authorities in a small town need an executioner to put a group of political prisoners to death, otherwise Hitler won't visit their town. Teetjen, the town butcher, facing bankruptcy, agrees to do the dirty deed ... [T]his important classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Falk Harnack. Ironically, the film, which starred concentration camp survivor Erwin Geschonneck in the lead role, was withdrawn after its release because its nuanced portrait of a Nazi perpetrator was considered too sympathetic."--Container.

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