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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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinz Schubert ... Ferdinand Rieche
Vérénice Rudolph ... Gertie Kahlmann
Joachim Hackethal ... Kniebeling
Gert Günther Hoffmann ... Wilutzki
Heinz Schimmelpfennig ... Ganter
... Kobras
Erich Kleiber ... Rosotschke
Daphne Wagner ... Dr. Haferkamp
Hans Faber
Rudolf Bockelmann
Wolfgang Scherer
Klaus Altmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Assmann
Hark Bohm
Klaus Dersch
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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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29 April 1976 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Az erős Ferdinánd  »

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