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The Consequence (1977)

Die Konsequenz (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 December 1977 (West Germany)
Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Alexander Ziegler (novel), Alexander Ziegler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Prochnow ... Martin Kurath
Ernst Hannawald ... Thomas Manzoni
Werner Schwuchow Werner Schwuchow ... Diethelm, Erzieher
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Rusterholz, Anstaltsleiter (as Hans Michael Rehberg)
Hans Putz Hans Putz ... Enrico
Elisabeth Fricker Elisabeth Fricker ... Babette
Walo Lüönd Walo Lüönd ... Giorgio Manzoni, der Vater
Edith Volkmann Edith Volkmann ... Frau Manzoni, die Mutter
Erwin Kohlund Erwin Kohlund ... Direktor Reichmuth
Alexis von Hagemeister Alexis von Hagemeister ... Clemens Krauthagen
Jan Groth
Gerold Noelli Gerold Noelli ... (as Gerold Nölli)
Hans Irle Hans Irle
Erwin Parker Erwin Parker
Alexander Ziegler Alexander Ziegler
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Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will let them alone. Written by Havan IronOak

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 December 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La consecuencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When released in the U.S., the film failed to have an MPAA rating, which may have actually helped the film gain some cache in urban cities; however, it also prevented the film from gaining much of a wide release. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Manzoni: If you like each other, it doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl.
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MODEST AND DISTRESSING DRAMA
20 March 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Beautiful black and white cinematography is the main pillar this modest and distressing coming-out drama rests. The script is intelligent without being intellectual, and has some amazing and surprising scenes. Main cast members Prochnow and Hannawald are excellent; Wolfgang Petersen handles the laymen cast very well.

I do not think that (20 years after date) this film has lost any actuality. Besides, this film is honest, unsentimental and without sensationalism, something that can not be said of the average mainstream coming-out film of the 80' and 90's.


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