Die Verrohung des Franz Blum

Die Verrohung des Franz Blum

BR Deutschland 1973/1974, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Brutalisation of Franz Blum

Actually, insurance clerk Franz Blum is living an outright honest, middle-class life. But one day, he suddenly participates in a bank robbery. He gets arrested and is sentenced to five years in prison. At first, sensitive Blum has a hard time to find his way in the brutal world of the prison. But in the course of time, he learns to battle his way through. With scheming, snitching and brute force, he rises in the prison’s pecking order to the rank of a leader – valued by the prison administration for his "regulatory measures" and feared by his fellow inmates. Eventually, Blum is released ahead of schedule as a supposedly rehabilitated, exemplary former convict.

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Credits

Director:Reinhard Hauff
Screenplay:Burkhard Driest
Director of photography:W. P. Hassenstein
Editing:Jane Seitz
Music:Mike Lewis
  
Cast: 
Jürgen ProchnowFranz Blum
Eike GallwitzBielich
Burkhard DriestWalter "Tiger" Kuul
Tilo PrücknerZick Zack
Karl-Heinz MerzG.O.H.
Claus-Dieter ReentsManieta
Nico MilianRosato
Lutz MackensyMarie
Fritz HollenbeckAldo Fuchs
Günter MeisnerBorsig
Kurt RaabAufseher Wupke
Edgar Bessen2. Aufseher
Gert HauckeEngelweich
Charles BrauerGefängnisdirektor
Franz-Josef SteffensBuffe
Gottfried KramerBetriebsleiter
Horst BeckDr. Stern
Manfred GüntherSchütting
Günter SpörrleSpörl
Marianne KehlauMutter Blum
  
Production company:Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)

All Credits

Director:Reinhard Hauff
Assistant director:Thomas Grimm
Screenplay:Burkhard Driest
based on:Burkhard Driest (Roman)
Director of photography:W. P. Hassenstein
Assistant camera:Udo B. Drebelow
Set design:Nikos Perakis
Make-up artist:Franz Göbel
Editing:Jane Seitz
Assistant editor:Heidi Handorf
Sound:Lothar Mankewitz
Music:Mike Lewis
  
Cast: 
Jürgen ProchnowFranz Blum
Eike GallwitzBielich
Burkhard DriestWalter "Tiger" Kuul
Tilo PrücknerZick Zack
Karl-Heinz MerzG.O.H.
Claus-Dieter ReentsManieta
Nico MilianRosato
Lutz MackensyMarie
Fritz HollenbeckAldo Fuchs
Günter MeisnerBorsig
Kurt RaabAufseher Wupke
Edgar Bessen2. Aufseher
Gert HauckeEngelweich
Charles BrauerGefängnisdirektor
Franz-Josef SteffensBuffe
Gottfried KramerBetriebsleiter
Horst BeckDr. Stern
Manfred GüntherSchütting
Günter SpörrleSpörl
Marianne KehlauMutter Blum
  
Production company:Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer (TV):Gunther Witte (WDR)
Unit production manager:Eberhard Junkersdorf
Location manager:Hans Hutter
Shoot:11.09.1973-16.10.1973: Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel, Lührsbockeler Moor
Original distributor:Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
Length:2970 m, 108 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.03.1974, 46438, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 26.03.1974, ARD;
Kinostart (DE): 09.08.1974

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Verrohung des Franz Blum

Versions

Original

Length:2970 m, 108 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.03.1974, 46438, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 26.03.1974, ARD;
Kinostart (DE): 09.08.1974
 

Awards

IFF Neu Delhi 1974
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