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Strongman Ferdinand (1976)

Der starke Ferdinand (original title)
The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinz Schubert ...
Ferdinand Rieche
Vérénice Rudolph ...
Gertie Kahlmann
Joachim Hackethal ...
Kniebeling
Gert Günther Hoffmann ...
Wilutzki
Heinz Schimmelpfennig ...
Ganter
Siegfried Wischnewski ...
Kobras
Erich Kleiber ...
Rosotschke
Daphne Wagner ...
Dr. Haferkamp
Hans Faber
Rudolf Bockelmann
Wolfgang Scherer
Klaus Altmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Assmann
Hark Bohm
Klaus Dersch
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The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. Ferdinand's paranoia and methods can't be contained by his company. The sympathetically-drawn Ferdinand's ludicrous actions recall those of the cynical, disastrous axis between fascism and big business in 1930's Europe: satire of the rise of private security. Written by David Stevens

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29 April 1976 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Az erős Ferdinánd  »

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Edited into Mein Jahrhundert, mein Tier! (2007) See more »

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life of a fascist
29 January 2006 | by (planet earth) – See all my reviews

A difficult film, with a kind of repugnant fascist security policeman as a "heroe", if a good film needs to open new realities in your mind this is one of the greatest even if it is hard to understand people like Ferdinand you can literally see his point of view in life and security, at the end he becomes a terrorist to prove that security measures for combat against terrorist are inefficient(very actual)is amazing that this film from 1976 deal with so modern facts, it's great that somebody like Kluge takes the point of view from the other side and made an extraordinary low key film. I truly recommend this film without expectations of any kind and open to go inside the shoes of a not your favorite character.


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