Katzelmacher

Katzelmacher

BR Deutschland 1969, Spielfilm

Inhalt

In a Munich suburb: Marie belongs to Erich, Paul sleeps with Helga, Peter lives on Elisabeth′s money and Rosy sells her body to Franz. The appearance of Jorgos, a Greek immigrant worker, brings commotion into the dull, placid life of the various couples.

It is not necessary to have any particular reason: the Greek′s mere presence is sufficient to turn the latent xenophobia into aggression. Jorgos draws out all their prejudice, releasing it at the same time. This is particularly true of the men. Erich, Paul, Peter and Franz jointly attack Jorgos and brutally beat him in the hope that their victim will disappear from sight. The women′s behaviour is more contradictory. Elisabeth sees the stranger as a lodger who can be squeezed without difficulty and whom she is not willing to lose. Marie has left Erich and struck up a friendship with the harmless Jorgos who dreams of taking her back to his country. In the end, Paul and Helga decide to get married and Erich joins the army. Although the film does not say what becomes of the new couple Jorgos and Marie, the Greek′s chances of becoming integrated in this society look slim in view of what happened before.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Assistant director:Michael Fengler
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
based on:Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Bühnenstück)
Director of photography:Dietrich Lohmann
Assistant camera:Herbert Paetzold
Lighting design:Herbert Paetzold
Set design:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Editing:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sound:Gottfried Hüngsberg
Consultant:Joachim von Mengershausen
Music:Peer Raben
Music performer:Peer Raben (Klavier)
  
Cast: 
Hanna SchygullaMarie
Lilith UngererHelga
Elga SorbasRosy
Doris MattesGunda
Irm HermannElisabeth
Rudolf Waldemar BremPaul
Harry BaerFranz
Hans HirschmüllerErich
Peter MolandPeter
Hannes GromballKlaus
Rainer Werner FassbinderGastarbeiter Jorgos
Katrin SchaakeFrau
  
Production company:Antiteater-X-Film GmbH (Feldkirchen)
Line producer:Peer Raben
Location manager:Christian Hohoff
Shoot:21.07.1969-01.08.1969: München
Original distributor:Alpha-Film GmbH (München)
Funding:Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI), Bonn (Prämie)
Length:2416 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.10.1969, 41383, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.10.1969, Mannheim, IFF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Katzelmacher

Versions

Original

Length:2416 m, 88 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.10.1969, 41383, ab 18 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.10.1969, Mannheim, IFF
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1970
Filmband in Gold, Herstellung
Filmband in Gold, Gestaltung
Filmband in Gold, Darstellerische Leistung, an das Ensemble des Antitheaters
Filmband in Gold, Kameraführung