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Prince in Hell (1993)

Prinz in Hölleland (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 26 August 1993 (Germany)
The story is set soon after the reunification of West and East Germany, and is about the disintegrating relationship between Jockel a political activist and Stefan a heroin junkie, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Stock

Writers:

Michael Stock (screenplay), Stefan Laarmann (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfram Haack Wolfram Haack ... Firlefanz
Stefan Laarmann Stefan Laarmann ... Stefan (as Stefan Laarmannn)
Michael Stock Michael Stock ... Jockel
Andreas Stadler Andreas Stadler ... Micha
Nils-Leevke Schmidt Nils-Leevke Schmidt ... Sascha
Simone Spengler Simone Spengler ... Sabine
Harry Baer ... Ingolf
Alexander Schröder Alexander Schröder ... First Killer
Olivier Picot Olivier Picot ... Second Killer
Henry Fenrich Henry Fenrich ... Leatherman #1
Dirk Ludigs Dirk Ludigs ... Leatherman #2
Stefan Bielefeld Stefan Bielefeld ... Feuerspucker
Marius Zekri Marius Zekri ... Suffproll
Else Elsterhof Else Elsterhof ... Drogenschwuchtel
Susanne Held Susanne Held ... Junkie
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The story is set soon after the reunification of West and East Germany, and is about the disintegrating relationship between Jockel a political activist and Stefan a heroin junkie, and their involvement with a bisexual Micha. A 2nd plot line is concerned with Micha's young son Sascha, and his life in a rundown world of drugs and poverty. His fascination with the creepy, exhibitionist puppeteer Firlefanz, whose grotesque puppets enact a gay fairy tale paralleling the relationship of Stefan and Jockel. Central to the disintegration of these characters is the drug dealer Ingolf, who 'pulls their strings' with heroin, instead of puppet wires. Written by biggaybob

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Drama

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References Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanson vom Trinken
Music by Dietrich Kollöffel
Lyrics by Wolfram Haack
Performed by Andreja Schneider
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Good Movie
2 December 2009 | by Tony1986See all my reviews

This was a very different movie, and I guess the only way someone would enjoy it is if they are also very different OR very open-minded. I did really enjoy the movie though, it brought together many emotions and showed, in a way, a life (or lives) not lived my many. Seeing the the underground/counter-culture, the effects of drug use, gay culture, and the whole surrounding of it all was very interesting. Don't let it's simple, yet complicated and hard to follow, story line fool you- it is not simple, and when viewed with the right mind, very worth your time. I am not an activist of any sort, nor am I really political in any way, but I found this movie to be a great escape and really did enjoy it. Michael Stock did a wonderful job acting as well.


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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

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