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Bubi Scholz Story, The (Bubi Scholz Story, Die)

Bubi Scholz Story, The

The film recounts the story of the boxer Gustav (Bubi) Scholz who began his career at the end of the 40's, advanced to European champion in the 50's and became one of the great sports idols of this time. After winning 88 fights (he had only lost on two occasions), he retired in the mid-1960's and began a middle-class existence. Twenty years later in 1984, he returned to the centre of public attention after he had shot his wife dead apparently during an argument.
Genre Biopic
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Roland Suso Richter
Screenplay Uwe Timm
Cinematography Martin Langer
Eva Schnare
Cast Goetz George, Benno Fürmann, Nicolette Krebitz
Producers Günter Rohrbach, Peter Herrmann, in co-production with WDR, NDR/Hamburg, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SFB/Berlin, Premiere Productions/Hamburg
Length 200 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Cologne Conference 1998

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