Der amerikanische Soldat

Der amerikanische Soldat

BR Deutschland 1970, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Ricky Murphy – an American Vietnam veteran of German descent – is hired by three Munich police officers to kill people, who are a nuisance to the cops. In his treatment Fassbinder summarized Ricky′s tale as follows: "Ricky is from overseas and he is wearing a light-coloured suit, a squashy hat and a holster with a gun under his jacket. Ricky drinks Whiskey, doesn′t talk a lot and he meets a friend. They go for a ride through the backyards of their childhood and Ricky′s friend asks Ricky about Vietnam. Ricky is doing his jobs and then he dies. Ricky, who will do every job, no questions asked, as long as he is paid duly, Ricky, the man without a heart, who may make love to a woman – or not."

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Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann
Editing:Thea Eymèsz
Music:Peer Raben
  
Cast: 
Karl ScheydtRicky
Elga SorbasRosa
Jan GeorgeJan
Hark BohmDoc
Marius AicherMax
Margarethe von TrottaZimmermädchen
Ulli LommelZigeuner
Katrin SchaakeMagdalena Fuller
Ingrid CavenSängerin
Eva-Ingeborg ScholzRickys Mutter
Kurt RaabRickys Bruder
Irm HermannHure
Gustl DatzPolizeipräsident
Marquard BohmPrivatdetektiv
Rainer Werner FassbinderFranz Walsch
Peer RabenEmpfangschef des Hotels
  
Production company:Antiteater-X-Film GmbH (Feldkirchen)

All Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Assistant director:Kurt Raab
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann
Assistant camera:Herbert Paetzold
Lighting design:Ekkehard Heinrich
Production design:Kurt Raab
Set design:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Make-up artist:Sybille Danzer
Costume design:Kurt Raab
Editing:Thea Eymèsz
Music:Peer Raben
Vocals:Günther Kaufmann, Ingrid Caven
Lyrics:Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ulli Lommel
  
Cast: 
Karl ScheydtRicky
Elga SorbasRosa
Jan GeorgeJan
Hark BohmDoc
Marius AicherMax
Margarethe von TrottaZimmermädchen
Ulli LommelZigeuner
Katrin SchaakeMagdalena Fuller
Ingrid CavenSängerin
Eva-Ingeborg ScholzRickys Mutter
Kurt RaabRickys Bruder
Irm HermannHure
Gustl DatzPolizeipräsident
Marquard BohmPrivatdetektiv
Rainer Werner FassbinderFranz Walsch
Peer RabenEmpfangschef des Hotels
  
Production company:Antiteater-X-Film GmbH (Feldkirchen)
Line producer:Peer Raben
Location manager:Christian Hohoff
Length:2177 m, 80 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.09.1970, 42805, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.10.1970, Mannheim, IFF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der amerikanische Soldat

Versions

Original

Length:2177 m, 80 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.09.1970, 42805, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.10.1970, Mannheim, IFF