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Das Beil von Wandsbek = The axe of Wandsbek

Author: Falk HarnackKurt HahneHans Robert BortfeldMarieluise SteinhauerWolfgang StaudteAll authors
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Icestorm International in association with the University of Massachusetts, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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"The main character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the Nazis and also turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities become known, customers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life and he shoots himself"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Videocassettes
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Arnold Zweig; Arnold Zweig
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Falk Harnack; Kurt Hahne; Hans Robert Bortfeld; Marieluise Steinhauer; Wolfgang Staudte; Jörg Lüddecke; Erwin Geschonneck; Käthe Braun; Arnold Zweig; DEFA.; Icestorm International, Inc.; University of Massachusetts (System)
OCLC Number: 44638609
Language Note: In German with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Arnold Zweig.
Originally produced as a motion picture in East Germany in 1951; banned in 1951 and restored to its original version in 1981.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Baberske ; music, Ernst Roters ; editor, Hildegard Tegener; production manager, K. Hahne.
Cast: Erwin Geschonneck, Käthe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Willy A. Kleinau, Ursula Meissner, Erika Dannhoff, Arthur Schröder, Claus Holm, Fritz Wisten, Maly Delschaft, Gisela May.
Description: 1 videocassette (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS (NTSC).
Other Titles: Beil von Wandsbek (Motion picture)
Axe of Wandsbek
Responsibility: ein DEFA-Film ; nach dem Roman von Arnold Zweig ; Regie, Falk Harnack.

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"The main character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the Nazis and also turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities become known, customers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life and he shoots himself"--Container.

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