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Anton the Magician (1978)

Anton der Zauberer (original title)
Car mechanic Anton Grubske manages to flee from captivity by using his wits. With the same cunning, he succeeds in escaping from a widow who is not only beautiful but also conniving. Anton ... See full summary »

Director:

Günter Reisch

Writers:

Willi Brückner (dramatisation), Fritz Joachim Burmeister (collaborating writer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Ulrich Thein Ulrich Thein ... Anton
Anna Dymna ... Liesel
Erwin Geschonneck ... Vater Grubske
Barbara Dittus Barbara Dittus ... Sabine
Marina Krogull Marina Krogull ... Ilie
Erik S. Klein Erik S. Klein ... Schröder
Marianne Wünscher Marianne Wünscher ... Rechtsanwältin
Jessy Rameik Jessy Rameik ... Bürgermeisterin
Ralph Borgwardt Ralph Borgwardt ... Leiter der Haftanstalt
Gerry Wolff Gerry Wolff ... Oberwachtmeister
Werner Godemann Werner Godemann ... Franz Rostig
Grigore Grigoriu ... Sergeant (as Grigori Grigoriu)
Dezsö Garas Dezsö Garas ... Istvan
Leon Niemczyk ... Max Kettler
Alfred Struwe Alfred Struwe ... Bankmensch
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Car mechanic Anton Grubske manages to flee from captivity by using his wits. With the same cunning, he succeeds in escaping from a widow who is not only beautiful but also conniving. Anton returns to his village, takes over his master's workshop and marries Liesel, his master's daughter. Anton converts old junk cars into tractors for large-scale landowners, whom he rips off wholesale. He makes use of illegal means and hoards his illegally earned money at home. This, however, does not at all please God-fearing Liesel, who belongs to a sect. For this reason, Anton leaves her and ends up with Sabine, his accomplice. Anton, by means of shady schemes, becomes a millionaire - a fact which, however, lands him in prison. An unpleasant surprise is in store for Anton on the day the Berlin Wall is built, August 13th 1961: Sabine takes off to Switzerland with her daughter and Anton's money which he had deposited at a West Berlin bank. In prison Anton turns activist. After his release, he has no ... Written by DEFA Film Library

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Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 September 1978 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Dach überm Kopf (1980) See more »

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