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Werk ohne Autor (2018)

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German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schilling ... Kurt Barnert
Sebastian Koch ... Professor Carl Seeband
Paula Beer ... Ellie Seeband
Saskia Rosendahl ... Elisabeth May
Oliver Masucci ... Professor Antonius van Verten
Cai Cohrs Cai Cohrs ... Kurt Barnert 6 Jahre
Ina Weisse Ina Weisse ... Martha Seeband
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... NKWD Major Murawjow
Mark Zak Mark Zak ... Dolmetscher Murawjow
Ulrike C. Tscharre ... Frau Hellthaler
Bastian Trost Bastian Trost ... Hausarzt Dr. Franz Michaelis
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Professor Horst Grimma
Hanno Koffler ... Günther Preusser
David Schütter David Schütter ... Adrian Schimmel / Finck
Franz Pätzold Franz Pätzold ... Max Seifert
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Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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Rated R for graphic nudity, sexuality and brief violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | Italy

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

3 October 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Work Without Author See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Gross USA:

$124,301, 14 February 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Kurt Barnert is loosely based on German artist Gerhard Richter. See more »

Goofs

The signage on the pillar on the left to the stair in the Düsseldorf women's hospital says "Chirugie" where it correctly should be "Chirurgie". See more »

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Featured in 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

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Lyrical and beautifully paced
14 January 2019 | by deekay75See all my reviews

Truth, art, power, and inspiration are all explored in this artfully structured story. The hefty 3 hours feels light, giving enough space for a story so well woven that the fabric deserves a lingering gaze. The acting is nuanced, and the characters dimensional.Worth the large screen for the immersion that it brings into these lives.


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