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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes." Hans and Kumpan repeatedly try to enter a town surrounded by a tall, impenetrable wall, where everyone is apparently very ... See full summary »

Directors:

Konrad Petzold, Egon Günther (co-director)

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale "Des Kaisers neue Kleider"), Egon Günther
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolf Kaiser Wolf Kaiser ... Kaiser Max
Horst Drinda Horst Drinda ... Hans - Tuchwebergeselle
Werner Lierck Werner Lierck ... Kumpan - Tuchwebergeselle
Lore Frisch Lore Frisch ... Bekleidungsminister
Gerd E. Schäfer Gerd E. Schäfer ... Außenminister
Kurt Rackelmann Kurt Rackelmann ... Innenminister
Erik S. Klein Erik S. Klein ... Küchenminister
Eva-Maria Hagen ... Katrin
Günther Simon Günther Simon ... Fleischer
Hans Klering ... Holzauge
Harry Gillmann Harry Gillmann ... Schnapsnase
Gerhard Rachold Gerhard Rachold ... Latte
Harry Riebauer Harry Riebauer ... Der Tünne
Ernst-Georg Schwill Ernst-Georg Schwill ... Zwiebel
Hannes Fischer Hannes Fischer ... Der Dicke
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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes." Hans and Kumpan repeatedly try to enter a town surrounded by a tall, impenetrable wall, where everyone is apparently very happy. When they finally make it inside, the tyrannical emperor demands they make him new clothes that would 'bring all creatures to their knees'. Hans and Kumpan claim only intelligent people would be able to see the clothes, so the emperor haughtily displays himself before his subjects wearing the "invisible clothes" to prove himself clever. Das Kleid was banned for ten years because of its association with the Berlin Wall and the despots surrounded by it. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 February 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dress See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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fairy-tale not like by socialist authorities
24 May 2000 | by HildaSee all my reviews

Das Kleid was forbidden by the GDR's censorship in 1961, as the authorities felt that this adaptation of Andersen's fairy-tale was too much of a criticism of their own dictatorship in socialist East-Germany. It's a beautifully done film with good camera angles and occasional expressionistic visions.


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