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Not Reconciled (1965)

Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht (original title)
An entangled story which details the lives of a German family throughout their various generations.


Jean-Marie Straub


Heinrich Böll (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinrich Hargesheimer Heinrich Hargesheimer ... Heinrich Fähmel at age 80
Carlheinz Hargesheimer Carlheinz Hargesheimer ... Heinrich Fähmel at age 35
Martha Staendner Martha Staendner ... Johanna Fähmel at age 70
Danièle Huillet Danièle Huillet ... Johanna Fähmel at age 30 (as Daniele Straub)
Henning Harmssen Henning Harmssen ... Robert Fähmel at age 40
Ulrich Hopmann Ulrich Hopmann ... Robert Fähmel at age 18
Joachim Weiler Joachim Weiler ... Joseph Fähmel
Eva-Maria Bold Eva-Maria Bold ... Ruth Fähmel
Hiltraud Wegener Hiltraud Wegener ... Marianne
Ulrich von Thüna Ulrich von Thüna ... Schrella at age 35
Ernst Kutzinski Ernst Kutzinski ... Schrella at age 15
Karl Bodenschatz Karl Bodenschatz ... Hotel porter
Heiner Braun Heiner Braun ... Alter Nettlinger
Georg Zander Georg Zander ... Hugo / Ferdinand Progulske
Lutz Grubnau Lutz Grubnau ... Erster Abt


An entangled story which details the lives of a German family throughout their various generations.

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Release Date:

20 April 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Not Reconciled See more »


Box Office


DEM 117,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Wie will ich lustig lachen (1984) See more »


Ouverture from Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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pretty close to the book, if obliquely rendered
26 May 2013 | by stadtkind78See all my reviews

If you've read the book, the film makes pretty much sense. Then again, if you've read the book and didn't have a professor explain it to you, you probably didn't understand it anyway. I know I didn't until we discussed it in class. I can't imagine what you'd make of it if you'd never read the book though. There's a lot of symbolism that isn't really all that clear from the movie, I don't guess. You'd have no idea who anyone was or how they were related or what they were talking about if you hadn't read the book. I guess that's the thing, this movie won't make any sense if you haven't read the book, but I'm not altogether sure what it would add if you had. An interesting curiosity anyway.

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