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Kopfstand (1981)

| Drama | 1981 (Austria)
Christoph Waltz plays the role of Markus Dorn, a young man clearly unhappy in his home life. His mother has a boyfriend he does not like, and she has chosen her paramour over her son's ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christoph Waltz ... Markus Dorn
Ingrid Burkhard ... Hilde Dorn
Elisabeth Epp Elisabeth Epp ... Lydia Mohn
Pavel Landovský ... Stunk (as Pavel Landovsky)
Rosmarie Müller-Melchers Rosmarie Müller-Melchers ... Dr. Rene
Heinz Petters Heinz Petters ... Hubert Kohlmann
Krista Posch ... Barbara
Fred Solm ... Karl (as Alfred Solm)
Hermann Schmid Hermann Schmid ... Brenner
Otmar Schrott Otmar Schrott ... Alex
Bert Breit Bert Breit ... Dr. Melzer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Berger Joe Berger ... Pfleger
Peter Hiebner Peter Hiebner ... Schmeller
Stefan Timpo Hiros Stefan Timpo Hiros ... Christus
Kurt Jaggberg ... Gerichtspsychiater
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Christoph Waltz plays the role of Markus Dorn, a young man clearly unhappy in his home life. His mother has a boyfriend he does not like, and she has chosen her paramour over her son's happiness. Markus comes in late one evening, and in what is clearly one of many arguments, he antagonizes his mother who accuses him of being on drugs. She calls the police as the argument escalates, and they take him from his bed to the police station where his refusal to cooperate ends up with him being sent to an asylum for being mentally unbalanced. Markus has no mental disorder. Quite the contrary, he is acting out in an appropriate way for a boy of his age (17 or 18) who had been neglected and lacked a nurturing mother and father figure. In the asylum, however, his attitude and refusals to 'go along' with the corrupt head doctor's evaluations, lands him undergoing brutal electroshock therapy repeatedly as a punishment. The descent into hell is furthered along by the other inmates, who befriend ...

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

1981 (Austria) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Scherzo b-Moll, Opus 31
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Piano played by Roswitha Egli
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