This film was made by a nobody who then never returned to a movie set... Thank god. The book, however, is quite good and should not be tied to this terrible movie. Go to the library instead and read "Death of a Schoolboy" by Hans Koning.
Hans Koning writes: I am the author of the novels filmed,i.e. A Walk with Love and Death made by John Huston and The Revolutionary made by Paul Williams. Sadly, I cannot but agree with your critics. Huston was sick and had been given the worst non-actor alive, Asaf Dayan (speaking very bad English.) The Revolutionary was made by a student not heard of since. My third novel to be filmed, "Death of a Schoolboy", was made by an Austrian who should have confined himself to waltzes. I don't know why you mention its German title, to please the Austrian? All they say about films from novels is true, although I admittedly had VERY bad luck, 0-4.The fourth film was The Petersburg-Cannes Express, a nice and successful novel slaughtered by John Daly who fled to Albania afterward. (I had a fine script which he refused to read; I write my own scripts, he said. Disaster! Hans Koning
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