Whity

Whity

BR Deutschland 1970/1971, Spielfilm

Inhalt

1878, somewhere in the Western part of the United States. In a mansion resembling a mausoleum, the Nicholson clan resides: Patriarch Ben Nicholson, his nymphomaniac second wife Katherine, homosexual Frank and mentally ill Davy. The Nicholson's submissive servant is Whity, a black man and the illegitimate son of Ben. He eventually gains self-confidence when some of the Nicholsons start to ask him to kill off other family members. He shoots them all dead, and leaves the place with prostitute and bar singer Hanna. They get lost in the desert without water, doomed to die of thirst.

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Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Michael Ballhaus
Editing:Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Thea Eymèsz
Music:Peer Raben
  
Cast: 
Günther KaufmannWhity
Ron RandellMr. Nicholson
Hanna SchygullaHanna
Katrin SchaakeKatherine Nicholson
Harry BaerDavy
Ulli LommelFrank Nicholson
Tomas BlancoFalscher Arzt
Stefano CapriatiRichter
Elaine BakerWhitys Mutter
Mark SalvageSheriff
Helga BallhausFrau des Richter
Kurt RaabPianist
Peter BerlingBarkeeper
Rainer Werner FassbinderGast im Saloon
  
Production company:Antiteater-X-Film GmbH (Feldkirchen), Atlantis Film (München)
Producer:Ulli Lommel

All Credits

Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Assistant director:Harry Baer, Ulli Stangl
Script supervisor:Ulli Stangl
Screenplay:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director of photography:Michael Ballhaus
Assistant camera:Lothar Dreher
Lighting design:Honorat Stangl
Set design:Kurt Raab
Make-up artist:Sybille Danzer
Editing:Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Thea Eymèsz
Music:Peer Raben
Vocals:Hanna Schygulla, Günther Kaufmann
Lyrics:Ulli Lommel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  
Cast: 
Günther KaufmannWhity
Ron RandellMr. Nicholson
Hanna SchygullaHanna
Katrin SchaakeKatherine Nicholson
Harry BaerDavy
Ulli LommelFrank Nicholson
Tomas BlancoFalscher Arzt
Stefano CapriatiRichter
Elaine BakerWhitys Mutter
Mark SalvageSheriff
Helga BallhausFrau des Richter
Kurt RaabPianist
Peter BerlingBarkeeper
Rainer Werner FassbinderGast im Saloon
  
Production company:Antiteater-X-Film GmbH (Feldkirchen), Atlantis Film (München)
Producer:Ulli Lommel
Line producer:Peer Raben, Peter Berling
Unit production manager:Peter Berling
Location manager:Stefan Abendroth, Martin Köberle
Shoot:04.1970: Almaria (Spanien)
Original distributor:Berliner Synchron GmbH (Berlin)
Length:95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.1971, Berlin, IFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 21.11.1989, Pro 7

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Whity
Arbeitstitel Whity ging nach Osten

Versions

Original

Length:95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 02.07.1971, Berlin, IFF;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 21.11.1989, Pro 7
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1971
Filmband in Gold, Darstellerische Leistung
Filmband in Gold, Ausstattung
 
FBW 1971
Prädikat: wertvoll