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The Rabbit Is Me ()

Das Kaninchen bin ich (original title)
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The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for... See more »

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Angelika Waller ...
Maria Morzeck
Alfred Müller ...
Paul Deister
Ilse Voigt ...
Tante Hete
Wolfgang Winkler ...
Dieter Morzeck
Irma Münch ...
Gabriele Deister
Rudolf Ulrich ...
Grambow
Helmut Schellhardt ...
Bürgermeister
Annemarie Esper ...
Edith
Willi Schrade ...
Ulli
Willi Narloch ...
Oskar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernd Bartoczewski ...
Kriminalist
Maria Besendahl ...
Wirtin (as Anna-Maria Besendahl)
Peter Borgelt ...
Richter
Günter Drescher ...
Polizist
Christoph Engel ...
Major Hellmich
Ingrid Evers ...
Serviererin
Walter E. Fuß ...
Straßenbahner
Anneliese Grummt ...
Protokollantin
Hans Hardt-Hardtloff ...
Vorsitzender der Fischereigenossenschaft
Rita Hempel ...
Küchenfrau
Rosemarie Herzog ...
Sekretärin
Walter Jupé ...
Schuldirektor
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Älterer Strafgefangener
Ruth Kommerell ...
Frau eines Strafgefangenen
Roland Kuchenbuch ...
Tänzer
Erhard Köster ...
Beetz
Walter Lendrich ...
Kleiner Wachtmeister im Gericht
Fred Ludwig ...
Helmut
Armin Mechsner ...
Tänzer
Rolf Mey-Dahl ...
Tänzer
Frank Michelis ...
Josef
Harald Moszdorf ...
Mann um die 40
Renate Pohl ...
Barfrau
Günther Polensen ...
Verteidiger
Ursula Schön ...
Hella
Hans Sievers ...
Kriminalist
Harkishan Singh ...
Araber
Gustav Stähnisch ...
Beisitzer
Werner Wieland ...
Dr - Merker
Dieter Wien ...
Staatsanwalt Hoppe
Else Wolz ...
Frau eines Strafgefangenen
Carmen-Maja Antoni ...
(uncredited)
Rose Becker ...
Frau (uncredited)
Otto Busse ...
(uncredited)
Max Klingberg ...
(uncredited)
Willi Neuenhahn ...
Mann (uncredited)
Gerd Scheibel ...
Mann (uncredited)
Friedrich Teitge ...
(uncredited)
Dorothea Volk ...
(uncredited)
Lothar Warneke ...
Junger Mann (uncredited)
Albert Zahn ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Kurt Maetzig

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Manfred Bieler ... (novel "Maria Morzeck oder das Kaninchen bin ich")
 
Manfred Bieler ... (screenplay)
 
Kurt Maetzig ... ()

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Reiner Bredemeyer
Gerhard Rosenfeld

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Erich Gusko

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Helga Krause

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Alfred Thomalla

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Rita Bieler

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Lothar Stäglich ... makeup artist
Rosemarie Stäglich ... makeup artist

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Dieter Anders ... unit manager
Oscar Ludmann ... unit manager (as Oskar Ludmann)
Martin Sonnabend ... production manager

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Siegbert Fischer ... assistant director
Hanna Georgi ... assistant director

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Alfred Schütz ... property master

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Konrad Walle ... sound

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Ernst Deckow ... lighting design
Wolfgang Ebert ... assistant camera
Jörg Erkens ... still photographer

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Christel Gräf ... dramaturgist

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Plot Summary

The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for political reasons; she eventually confronts him with his opportunism and hypocrisy. It is a sardonic portrayal of the German Democratic Republic's judicial system and its social implications. The film was banned by officials as an anti-socialist, pessimistic and revisionist attack on the state. It henceforth lent its name to all the banned films of 1965, which became known as the "Rabbit Films." After its release in 1990, The Rabbit Is Me earned critical praise as one of the most important and courageous works ever made in East Germany. It was screened at The Museum of Modern Art in 2005 as part of the film series Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • The Rabbit Is Me (United States)
  • A nyúl én vagyok (Hungary)
  • Królik doswiadczalny to ja (Poland)
  • O coelho sou eu (Brazil)
  • I Am the Rabbit
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  • 110 min
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Trivia Banned before its premiere in East Germany. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008). See more »

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