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Hokuspokus oder: Wie lasse ich meinen Mann verschwinden...? (1966)

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Fritz Tillmann ...
Richard Münch ...
Stefan Wigger ...
Kunsthändler Amundsen
Klaus Miedel ...
Joachim Teege ...
Tatjana Sais ...
Edith Elsholtz ...
Anne Sedal
Käthe Braun ...
Frau Engstrand
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12 August 1966 (East Germany)  »

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1.66 : 1
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IDEA OF SET-DESIGN FAILS
18 October 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Director Kurt Hoffmann already made a film adaptation of Curt Goetz' play in 1953 with Goetz himself in the lead (qv). The script of this adaptation is more elaborated, that is: it shows the events before the trial starts. The set-up of the film is remarkable: the set-design is very unrealistic: there are no real walls or streets etc, the grass is definitely out of plastic, everything is artificial; the main colour in this colour film is white. In this way Hoffmann tries to set the mood of the play - romantic humanity and human dignity - against that of a rational environment.

The idea of the set-design is fine and the design is beautifully executed (and photographed), however in the end Hoffmann does not really combines this with the play; it remains an idea. The play is still there in its almost original form and long dialogues; either the writers or Hoffmann were/was able to make the design an intrinsic part of the play, that should have been almost re-written to achieve this.

Still with Heinz Rühmann and Liselotte Pulver in the lead this still is a very enjoyable film, though with his first adaptation Hoffmann made a better film.


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