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June 1969 (USA) See more »
Men Couldn't Own Her!...But They Know She Would Do Anything to Protect Her Secret!
After accidentally shooting dead her ex-lover during a fight, Marie enlists the help of a stranger, Gunther, and his friend, Fritz, to dispose of the body while becoming intimate with both men. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anita Pallenberg ... Marie
Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Günther
Manfred Fischbeck ... Fritz
Werner Enke ... Hans
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Bülau ... (uncredited)
Leontine Dreihardt ... (uncredited)
Willy Harlander ... (uncredited)
Renate Hertle ... (uncredited)
Angela Hillebrecht ... (uncredited)
Sonja Karzau ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Volker Schlöndorff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arne Boyer 
Niklas Frank 
Volker Schlöndorff 
Gregor von Rezzori 

Produced by
Rob Houwer .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Jones 
Cinematography by
Franz Rath 
Film Editing by
Claus von Boro 
Art Direction by
Wolfgang Hundhammer 
Costume Design by
Eva Gall  (as Eva-Maria Gall)
Production Management
Siegfried Wagner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Klaus Müller-Laue .... assistant director
Herbert Rimbach .... assistant director
Sound Department
Klaus Eckelt .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jürgen Jürges .... assistant camera
Bodo Kessler .... assistant camera

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Also Known As:
"Mord und Totschlag" - West Germany (original title)
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87 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The original title "Mord und Totschlag" translates from German to English as "Murder and Homicide".See more »
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Referenced in Stoned (2005)See more »
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Beware of cranes !, 19 July 2011
Author: dbdumonteil

Scond movie by the famous German director after "Der Junge TÖrless", this one was mostly influenced for better or for worse(depending on whom you ask) by the French Nouvelle Vague.Almost entirely filmed on location,amateurish playing,and a very minimal screenplay:by accident ,a girl kills her lover she wanted to leave and asks for help to get rid of the body:two young "modern" men come to the rescue,but they are not particularly clever when it comes to hiding the dead boy.

The most interesting part is the sequences filmed in the country ,where time seems to have stood still,away from drugs,violence ,woman's lib and sexual revolution.More a wandering through Bayern than a real thriller (the only moment of suspense occurs when a neighbor wants to help the threesome with their problem),it's typically sixties;music by Brian Jones."From the Rolling Stones" the cast and credits claim;towards the end ,the score oddly sounds like country pop.I do not think it's available on CD for the fans of the group

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