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Kundschafter des Friedens (2017)

Jochen Falk and two further former Stasi agents embark on a dangerous mission to rescue the kidnapped president of Katschekistan. But soon it becomes clear that Falk pursues his own objectives.

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Robert Thalheim

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Hübchen Henry Hübchen ... Falk
Antje Traue ... Paula
Michael Gwisdek ... Jaecki
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Locke
Winfried Glatzeder Winfried Glatzeder ... Harry
Jürgen Prochnow ... Kern
Florian Panzner ... Schell
Jörg Malchow Jörg Malchow ... Hansen
Wladimir Tarasjanz Wladimir Tarasjanz ... Dymov
Husam Chadat ... Kasan
Vladimir Korneev ... Kanat
Yevgeni Sitokhin Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Hotelmanager (as Javgenji Sitochin)
Jeanette Spassova Jeanette Spassova ... Anna Wasilowitsch
Walter Kreye ... Lothar Anschütz
Ruth Reinecke Ruth Reinecke ... Außenministerin
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Germany 2015. The Wall is more than 25 years down, when the once legendary GDR-Spy Jochen Falk (H. Huebchen) found himself called back on duty by the former enemy, the BND. The case: rescue the interim president and hope-springing canditate for the peaceful future of the republic of Katchekistan, who was kidnapped by separatists along with Berlin's official man on the ground, Franz Kern (J. Prochnow). The BND needs Falk's old contacts to get him back. Falk is not at all surprised by the helpless approach of the BND and names his conditio sine non qua: bringing back his old team. For the BND a tough and unwelcome call. What the BND doesn't know: Falk and Kern are heartful competetors from those days, and Falk is aiming for payback-time.

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Release Date:

26 January 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Old Agent Men See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Some instrumentals were taken from the DEFA TV series Das unsichtbare Visier (1973) with Armin Mueller-Stahl. See more »

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Kundschafter des Friedens
Performed by Winfried Glatzeder
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They Trying' To Make Me Return From Rehab
28 January 2017 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

Like the agents in this movie, many of the actors in this movie were reactivated. Roles for OAP thespians are pretty thin on the ground -- and have always been. In the case of Jürgen Prochnow, this is practically the first time I have seen him since Das Boot.

The plot idea is brilliant -- Germany's secret service has a serious problem in far-away "Kadschikistan" and has to reactivate a troupe of former East German agents for their "contacts in the field".

Like in so many German comedies, they sort of forgot about a small but esssential ingredient -- a good script, ideally one containing witty dialogues. So off they fly into some former Soviet boondocks where everybody speaks with excessively guttural accents, and women are treated like in a Channel 4 documentary. The former nemeses (plural of Nemesis, I looked it up) eventually rally together against a common foe, roll credits. Frankly, I suspect that German movies suffer from too much benevolent public financing, and not enough I-want-my-money-back investors.


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