Berlin in 1945 after Germany's defeat in the war. The former military surgeon Dr. Hans Mertens (Ernst Wilhelm Borchert) returns home from the battlefield to find his home destroyed. He ... See full summary »
A girl disappears on her way to school. The prime suspect is Hans Kortman a former teacher, who spent the last 15 years in prison for the murder of his 15 year old student Melanie Bauer. But Kortman is declaring his innocence.
Sophie von Kessel
Some songs in this movie were sang by Roy Orbison. He was Roy Black's idol, therefore he used his first name in his pseudonym. The 'Black' is cause of his black hair and his nickname in school 'Blacky'. See more »
In the movie Hans Bertram left Roy Black with direct words. In real life Bertram didn't say a word about it and Roy left him and Bertrams wife and partner, after writing a Thank-you-letter to him. After that he replied to Roy Black with insults. See more »
[seeing Roy Black and his band on the stage in Augsburg, talking about him]
The boys are incredible. You can forget all about the band. But the singer, he's driving the girls complete crazy.
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In the title card at the beginning of the movie, the words 'Roy Black' were written in the style, as the real Roy Black wrote them on an autograph card. See more »
I was actually very much surprised to see as decent a film like that on the RTL channel back in '97 or '96 - but only until I found out who had directed the film. Keglevic has done a very good job with Rudolf Kowalski (in a top role as the latter-day agent of Roy Black) and Christoph Waltz who convincingly portrayed the insecure rock-star made Schlagersänger. The film focuses on the years between his discovery and his decline, ending just before he is to comeback as an actor.
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