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Der starke Ferdinand (1976)

The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Kluge

Writers:

Alexander Kluge (screenplay), Alexander Kluge (story "Ein Bolschewist des Kapitals")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinz Schubert ... Ferdinand Rieche
Vérénice Rudolph Vérénice Rudolph ... Gertie Kahlmann
Joachim Hackethal Joachim Hackethal ... Kniebeling
Gert Günther Hoffmann Gert Günther Hoffmann ... Wilutzki
Heinz Schimmelpfennig ... Ganter
Siegfried Wischnewski ... Kobras
Erich Kleiber Erich Kleiber ... Rosotschke
Daphne Wagner Daphne Wagner ... Dr. Haferkamp
Hans Faber Hans Faber
Rudolf Bockelmann Rudolf Bockelmann
Wolfgang Scherer Wolfgang Scherer
Klaus Altmann Klaus Altmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Assmann Barbara Assmann
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm
Klaus Dersch Klaus Dersch
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Storyline

The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. Ferdinand's paranoia and methods can't be contained by his company. The sympathetically-drawn Ferdinand's ludicrous actions recall those of the cynical, disastrous axis between fascism and big business in 1930's Europe: satire of the rise of private security. Written by David Stevens

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new german cinema | brechtian | See All (2) »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 April 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Az erős Ferdinánd See more »

Filming Locations:

Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edited into Mein Jahrhundert, mein Tier! (2007) See more »

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