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Side Effects (2007)

Contergan (original title)
A dramatization of the thalidomide drug scandal of the early 1960s.


Adolf Winkelmann


Benedikt Roeskau (as Benedikt Röskau)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Sadler ... Paul Wegener
Katharina Wackernagel ... Vera Wegener
Hans Werner Meyer ... Horst Bauer (as Hans-Werner Meyer)
Caroline Peters Caroline Peters ... Hanne Bauer
Matthias Brandt ... Dr. Henrik Spiess
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ... Helmut Passlak
Jürgen Schornagel ... Dr. Helsing
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz ... Dr. Kessler
August Zirner ... Dr. Gerd Naumann
Sylvester Groth ... Feddersen
Dörte Lyssewski Dörte Lyssewski ... Ruth Häffgens
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Dr. Lange
Stephan Kampwirth ... Gregor Karges
Laura Tonke ... Franziska Steiner
Irene Rindje Irene Rindje ... Sekretärin Frl. Carree


A dramatization of the thalidomide drug scandal of the early 1960s.

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Release Date:

7 November 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Contergan - Der Prozess See more »

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(2 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Grünenthal, the company developing Thalidomide or Contergan, obtained a temporary injunction, prohibiting the network ARD from broadcast the movie in 2006. On 5 September 2007, the German Federal Court finally allowed it to be shown. See more »

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