5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Good mixture of atmosphere and suspense
reeba76 from Germany
10 June 2007
Kidnapped on the 14th of December 1976 and released after 21 millions
of German mark was delivered as ransom money, Richard Oetker became one
of Germany's most famous kidnappees. More than twenty years passed
until the case could be completely closed.
This production for German TV, 'Der Tanz mit dem Teufel' (Dance with
the devil), succeeds both in showing the mere events and giving an
impression of the late 1970's when Germany was facing a series of
kidnappings unknown so far, some related to the RAF. The movie is based
on reports of officers in charge and on Oetker's memory, who still
suffers from the after-effects of his captivity. Oetker's suffering is
clearly depicted but never used to demand the audience's pity.
Sebastian Koch as Oetker, Tobias Moretti as Georg Kufbach and Christoph
Waltz as Dieter Cilov - all on top of my list of German and Austrian
actors - do a wonderful job. However, if you like to watch the movie in
the German original version - in classes for example - subtitles are
recommended, as the pronunciation is quite genuine: fast and slurred.
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