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The Man Inside (1990)

PG | | Drama | 26 October 1990 (USA)
Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity... See full summary »

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Bobby Roth, Günter Wallraff (eyewitness account)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jürgen Prochnow ... Gunter Wallraff (as Jurgen Prochnov)
Peter Coyote ... Henry Tobel
Nathalie Baye ... Christine
Dieter Laser ... Leonard Schroeter
Monique van de Ven ... Tina Wallraff (as Monique Van De Ven)
Philip Anglim ... Rolf Gruel
Henry G. Sanders ... Evans (as Henry Sanders)
James Laurenson ... Mueller
Sylvie Granotier Sylvie Granotier ... Kathy Heller
Hippolyte Girardot ... Rudolph Schick
Joe Sheridan ... Karl (as Joseph Sheridan)
Philippe Leroy ... Borges (as Philippe Leroy Beaulieu)
Christine Murillo Christine Murillo ... Angela
Barbara Williams ... Judie Brandt
Florence Pernel ... Angel
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Storyline

Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. Once there, he sees how they don't just report the news, but manufacture it to suit the personal political agenda of the paper's leaders. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'affaire Wallraff See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The newspaper featured in this film is in reality the German 'Bild-Zeitung'. The newspapers' founder Axel Springer is played by Manfred Andrae with his character named "Hermes Brauner". See more »

Goofs

Schultz gets into a BMW 7 series which didn't go in production until the late-'80s. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the credits there is the following: 'LEAD STORY', Wallraff's expose of 'The Daily Standard', has become a best seller in Germany and throughout Western Europe. The Standard's readership dropped off 17% after the book's release, and the paper has been plagued by student demonstrations and lawsuits from its victims. However, nine million Germans still read it daily. In a subsequent ruling, the court prohibited Wallraff from mentioning any link between 'The Standard' and German State Security. The German League of Industrialists implemented a security program at all its major facilities to guard against future infiltration. Gunter Wallraff is currently working on a new project...somewhere in Germany. See more »

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I much admired this film
29 August 2005 | by rothbobbySee all my reviews

This was a rare film, an intelligent thriller which also tried to define the character of the protagonist and show many sides. The acting was terrific across the board and I appreciated the attempt to weave many nationalities together; IE... Monique van de Ven (Dutch), James Laurenson (British), Henry G. Sanders, (American), Natalie Baye (French), and Dieter Laser (German). The cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich (Argentine/Jewish)who shot 'Missing' for Costa-Gavras and 'Providence' for Alain Resnais, was sumptuous and moody. The editing by Luce Gruenwalt (Belgian) was fast-paced and the directing was thoughtful and compassionate.


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