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Der Kinoerzähler (1993)

Germany in the Thirties. A movie teller realizes that his profession is not longer needed. Silent movies are not produced any longer. Telling stories is the only thing the man was ever good... See full summary »

Director:

Bernhard Sinkel

Writers:

Gert Hofman (novel), Bernhard Sinkel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Kinoerzähler (Movie Teller)
Martin Benrath ... Herr Theilhaber
Andrej Jautze Andrej Jautze ... Paul
Tina Engel Tina Engel ... Marie
Udo Samel ... Herr Lange
Eva Mattes ... Frau Fritsche
Katharina Tanner Katharina Tanner ... Klara
Sophie Loewe Sophie Loewe ... Anna
Otto Sander ... Salzmann
Harry Baer ... Herr Kunze
Reiner Heise Reiner Heise ... Passbeamter (Passport Official)
Gojko Mitic ... Reiter (Rider)
Peter Mohrdieck Peter Mohrdieck ... Friseur Ehrlich (Barber Ehrlich)
Franziska Troegner ... Friseuse Sybille (Barber Sybille)
Hans-Gerd Sonnenburg Hans-Gerd Sonnenburg ... Kommissar Obermueller
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Germany in the Thirties. A movie teller realizes that his profession is not longer needed. Silent movies are not produced any longer. Telling stories is the only thing the man was ever good in, so he does not know what to do now. As political circumstances are changing dramatically these days in Germany, he gets new hope that things will again be going better for him... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 November 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Film Narrator See more »

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Sonnenburg is amazing
17 March 2002 | by KariKate82See all my reviews

All I can say is that I think Sonnenburg is the greatest actor in the world. What a man!!! I look forward to seeing more of him in the future. Let's hope he takes more American roles. The movie was pretty good. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to see it.


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