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Wozzeck (1947)

The body of Franz Wozzeck lies on a table in an anatomy lecture of a small German university. Whereas the doctor in charge of dissecting the cadaver can only see the murdered corpse lying ... See full summary »

Director:

Georg C. Klaren

Writers:

Georg Büchner (play), Georg C. Klaren

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Eckard Max Eckard ... Georg Buechner
Kurt Meisel ... Wozzeck
Helga Zülch Helga Zülch ... Marie
Paul Henckels ... Arzt
Arno Paulsen Arno Paulsen ... Hauptmann
Richard Häussler ... Tambour-Major
Willi Rose Willi Rose ... Andres
Claire Reigbert Claire Reigbert ... Margret
Alfred Balthoff Alfred Balthoff ... Handwerksbursche
Wolfgang Kühne Wolfgang Kühne ... Ausrufer
Otto Matthies Otto Matthies ... Handwerksbursche
Karl Hellmer Karl Hellmer ... Trödler
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Großmutter
Rotraut Richter ... Käthe
Max Drahn Max Drahn ... Idiot
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Storyline

The body of Franz Wozzeck lies on a table in an anatomy lecture of a small German university. Whereas the doctor in charge of dissecting the cadaver can only see the murdered corpse lying on the table, Buechner, a medical student, sees the corpse of a "human being." "A human being" he adds, "that we have murdered." Buechner then proceeds to tell the story of Franz Wozzeck. Franz Wozzeck was a poor soldier. He endured the harassment and humiliation of his military superiors. His meager soldier's pay allowed him to provide for his beloved wife, Marie, and their child with the bare necessities and secure a modest future for them. It was this basic desire to earn money for his family that lead Wozzeck to be the guinea pig in a series of harsh medical experiments - for his participation in the experiments Wozzeck earned a few pennies. Marie is a beautiful and sensual girl, who loves Franz. But she also suffers from his physical and mental deterioration, and his morbid pathological visions.... Written by DEFA Film Library

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 December 1947 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fall Wozzeck See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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