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Bruno Apitz (novel)
Bruno Apitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 April 1963 (East Germany) See more »
As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Erwin Geschonneck ... Walter Kraemer

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... André Höfel
Krystyn Wójcik ... Marian Kropinski
Fred Delmare ... Rudi Pippig
Viktor Avdyushko ... Leonid Bogorski
Gerry Wolff ... Herbert Bochow

Boleslaw Plotnicki ... Zacharias Jankowski
Peter Sturm ... August Rose
Erik S. Klein ... Untersturmführer Reineboth

Herbert Köfer ... Hauptsturmführer Kluttig
Wolfram Handel ... Hauptscharführer Zweiling
Heinz Peter Scholz ... Standartenführer Schwahl
Joachim Tomaschewsky ... Sturmbannführer Weisangk
Joachim Jablonski ... Sturmbannführer Kamloth

Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Josef Pribula
Werner Möhring ... Heinrich Schüpp
Hermann Eckhardt ... Maximilian Wurach
Peter Paul Goes ... Max Müller (as Peter-Paul Göst)
Günter Rüger ... Karl Wunderlich
Angela Brunner ... Hortense Zweiling
Albert Zahn ... Otto Runki
Christoph Engel ... Peter van Dahlen
Werner Dissel ... Otto Lange
Hans-Hartmut Krüger ... Henri Riomand

Jan Pohan ... Kodiczek
Leonid Swjetlow ... Zidkowski
Fred Ludwig ... Mandrill
Gerd Ehlers ... Politischer Kommissar Gay
Steffen Klaus ... Alfred
Bruno Apitz ... Alter Mann
Jürgen Strauch ... Kind
Hans Hardt-Hardtloff ... Blockältester
Otto Krieg-Helbig ... Rottenführer
Dieter Wien ... 1. Blockführer
Friedhelm Eberle ... 2. Blockführer
Friedrich Teitge ... Schließer in der Gestapo-Zelle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Bonness
Pia Füller
Klaus Gehrke
Paul Glass
Fred Graeve
Richard Hilgert
Hans Holdsch
Adolf Jark
Ekkehard Luban
Hartmut Löscher
Udo Molkentin
Werner Pfeifer
Fete Pinnow
Rudolf Reinhart
Janusz Roszkowski
Willi Schrade
Boris Suchow
Klaus Urban
Martin Zehner

Directed by
Frank Beyer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruno Apitz  novel
Bruno Apitz  screenplay
Frank Beyer  writer
Alfred Hirschmeier  writer
Willi Schafer  additional material

Original Music by
Joachim Werzlau 
Cinematography by
Günter Marczinkowsky 
Film Editing by
Hildegard Conrad 
Production Design by
Alfred Hirschmeier 
Costume Design by
Günter Schmidt 
Makeup Department
Kurt Tauchmann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Heinz Fröhlich .... unit manager
Oscar Ludmann .... unit manager (as Oskar Ludmann)
Hans Mahlich .... production manager
Leonhard Pawlaczyk .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernd Braun .... assistant director
Ellen Korfes .... assistant director
Art Department
Theo Görgens .... property master
Willi Schafer .... set builder
Sound Department
Bernd Gerwien .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Günther .... assistant camera
Günther Müller .... lighting design
Waltraud Pathenheimer .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
124 min | USA:100 min | France:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-10 (1970) | Finland:K-16 (1963) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | West Germany:12 (w)

Did You Know?

Wolfgang Lagerhoff, himself a former concentration camp prisoner, was first asked to direct the movie, but he could not find the time. It was then offered to Frank Beyer, who had already done two historic and unique war movies (Fünf Patronenhülsen 1960, Königskinder 1962)See more »
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Referenced in Geiger, Gaukler, Gentleman (2001) (TV)See more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Worth a look!, 25 February 2007
Author: nyctc7 from United States

For historical significance this movie deserves more than a 7, but one should rate movies based on how much one actually liked the movie, thus my 7 rating. (This still means I liked and recommend the movie!) I watched this after seeing Frank Beyer's "Jakob the Liar," and I think "Naked Among Wolves" is the better film. One of my nit-picks with these films is that the harshness and brutality of life in the ghetto or concentration camp is not fully revealed. The films are products of their times, I suppose. And one cannot make actors look like skeletons. The most brutal portrayal of the holocaust I have seen (in a non-documentary) is in the TV mini-series "War and Remembrance." Neither of Beyer's films comes close. Again, I'm sure that there was so much an East German film director in the 1960's and 70's could do. That criticism out of the way, I think that "Naked Among Wolves" is a fine film with interesting characters and performances.

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