Film Info: Kaltes Fieber

(Kaltes Fieber)

Pierre earns his money in a rather unusual way: together with Dr. Schumann, he helps people die. Schumann is the agent, and Pierre takes care of the jobs. But one day when one of the clients has second thoughts, Pierre starts to think about just what they are doing. Then he meets Silvie, who also happens to be one of Dr. Schumann's "patients" and the situation takes a serious turn.


Joseph Rusnak was born in 1958 in Tajikistan and emigrated to Germany in 1961. He studied German, History, Philosophy and Film in Munich. A selection of his films includes: Kaltes Fieber (1983), Prima Ballerina (short, 1985), Der Zauberer von Sunset Boulevard (documentary, 1985), Jazz Now in London (docuemntary, 1991), several episodes of the German series Schimanski (1996/1997), The 13th Floor (1999), and Ace in the Hole (2000), among others.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1983
Director Joseph Rusnak
Cinematography Lutz Konermann
Cast Klaus Rohrmoser, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Lisa Kreuzer, Katharina Boehm, Ellen Umlauf, Jan Paul Biczycki, Peter Luehr, Axel Milberg, Ulrich Tukur
Production Company ART-OKO Film/Munich, in co-production with BR
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Awards German Film Award 1984 for Best Director

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