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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of (1972)

Der Stoff aus dem die Träume sind (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Heerdegen ...
Luise Gottschalk
Hannelore Elsner ...
Herbert Fleischmann ...
Bertie Engelhardt
Paul Neuhaus ...
Walter Roland
Arno Assmann ...
Thomas Herford
Paul Edwin Roth ...
Oswald Seerose
Rick Parsé ...
Jan Bilka
Heidi Stroh ...
Anton Diffring ...
CIA-Mann Simpson
Charles Regnier ...
Prof. Vladimir Monerow
Klaus Schwarzkopf ...
Dr. Wolfgang Erkner
Günter Mack ...
Pastor Demel
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ...
Herr Klein (as Friedrich Georg Beckhaus)
Konrad Georg ...
Jacques Jean Garnot
Arthur Brauss ...
Genosse Michailow (as Art Brauss)


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20 September 1972 (West Germany)  »

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Der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind  »

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The things sleep is made of ...
16 May 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Based on a bestseller spy novel by popular German author Johannes Mario Simmel, this 1972 movie is a boring mixture of a typical cold war political thriller and a greasy love story. It is far too long, and the direction can't decide which way to take. The tempo of the film is boring, the plot is too twisted and there are nearly no thrills at all, but dull dream sequences, stereotype love scenes, a maniac old woman talking religious stuff all the time and ridiculously produced special effects such as the explosion of a car which looks rather like a burnt plastic model. The actors also seem not very enthusiastic about their job. The only outstanding things about "The things dreams are made of" are the weird, electronic-orchestral sound track by the Peter Thomas Sound Orchester ("Space Patrol") and an early performance by young Hannelore Elsner. Forget the rest!

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