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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.

Roland Suso Richter born in 1961, achieved his breakthrough with his first feature-length film for the cinema, Kolp (1983). Following its screening at Cannes, the film was invited to numerous international film festivals, was nominated for the German Film Award and the Bavarian Film Award, and went on to win the 1986 Youth Video Prize. Sven's Secret (1994) received countless awards including the 1996 Erich Kaestner Prize and the Rocky Award at the Banff Television Festival. Richter enjoyed further cinema success with 14 Days to Life (14 Tage Lebenslaenglich, 1997). In 1997, he directed the TV thriller Buddies. For his outstanding work as director on The Bubi Scholz Story (TV, 1998), he received the Bavarian Television Award. His other films include: After The Truth (Nichts als die Wahrheit, 1999), which was shown in competition at San Sebastian in 1999, as well as A Hand Full of Grass (Eine Hand voll Gras, 2000) and The Tunnel (2001), both of which screened in competition at Montreal.
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
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Cologne Conference 1998

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