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Death Is My Trade (1977)

Aus einem deutschen Leben (original title)
The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss.

Director:

Theodor Kotulla

Writers:

Theodor Kotulla, Robert Merle (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ... Franz Lang and (uncredited) voice of Franz Lang als Junge (voice)
Elisabeth Schwarz Elisabeth Schwarz ... Else Lang
Kurt Hübner Kurt Hübner ... Oberst von Jeseritz
Hans Korte ... Heinrich Himmler
Matthias Fuchs ... Sturmbannführer Kellner
Kai Taschner Kai Taschner ... Franz Lang als Junge
Siegurd Fitzek Siegurd Fitzek ... Hauptmann Guenther
Peter Franke ... Schrader
Wilfried Elste Wilfried Elste ... Siebert
Walter Czaschke Walter Czaschke ... Obersturmbannführer Eichmann
Claus-Dieter Reents Claus-Dieter Reents ... Setzler - Ordonnanz
Anke Tegtmeyer Anke Tegtmeyer ... Oberschwester
Hermann Günther Hermann Günther ... Soldat Schmitz
Peter Petran Peter Petran ... Karl
Werner Eichhorn Werner Eichhorn ... Erich
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The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 November 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Is My Trade See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A Film that should be shown in History class at school!
23 February 2001 | by fnoslinSee all my reviews

I saw it when I went to school and was impressed. Germans should go and see it since it is a (dark) part of their History that may not be forgotten. They should show it in History class at junior school


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