Der Boxprinz

Der Boxprinz

Deutschland 1999/2000, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Boxing Prince

The film tells the life story of Norbert Grupe alias "Prince Wilhelm of Homburg". He was a fearsome boxing legend in the sixties and seventies and lived lavishly in the red-light district of Hamburg, borough of St. Pauli, ruining himself completely. "A big German boxing promise", that′s what they call him at the beginning. He is called the "Beatle-Boxer" because of his long hair. He is given the title of a "Rowdy Boxer" when his criminal activities outside the boxing ring intensify. After all, it′s an explosive mixture between violence and pop which transformed him into one of the first German pop icons.

Another aspect of his life story is his playing with the media, which he never quite understood. They limited his provocative manners but also encouraged his escapades in order to exhibit him in front of the audience. That is exactly the well-known mixture of the Germans′ double standard of moral and sensation.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Gerd Kroske
Screenplay:Gerd Kroske (Konzept)
Director of photography:Susanne Schüle
  
Cast: 
Heiner Hitz
  
Production company:Realistfilm (Berlin)

All Credits

Director:Gerd Kroske
Screenplay:Gerd Kroske (Konzept)
Director of photography:Susanne Schüle
  
Cast: 
Heiner Hitz
  
Participation:Norbert Grupe
Production company:Realistfilm (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) (Saarbrücken)
Shoot:03.1999-09.1999: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Hamburg, Bieberach, Berlin
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Kulturelle Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SR
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 30.10.2002, West 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Boxprinz

Versions

Original

Length:100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SR
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 30.10.2002, West 3
 

Awards

International Festival du Cinema Documentaire »Visions du reél«, Nyon, Schweiz 2000
Prix du Longmetrage