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Cascadeur - The Amber Chamber (Cascadeur - Die Jagd nach dem Bernsteinzimmer)

Cascadeur - The Amber Chamber

The former stuntman Vincent lives in seclusion in the Black Forest following his wife's fatal accident. His quiet life is radically changed, though, when the attractive Christine parachutes out of the blue one day into the fir right next to him. She is carrying a necklace with her that has a mysterious pendant she wants to decipher with the aid of Professor Waldheim. But there are also others interested in finding out the pendant's secret. A group of brutal gangsters, led by a sinister ex-Secret Service colonel, are hot on their heels. For the pendant is probably the key to the hiding place of the legendary Amber Room which the Prussian king Frederic William I gave as a present to the Russian czar Peter The Great and which the Nazis had got rid of shortly before the end of the war in 1945.

Hardy Martins was born in 1963 in Baisingen/Baden-Württemberg. He trained for two years at the International Stunt Association in Los Angeles and was also taught by Jean Claude Zeferini in Paris for a year. He has worked as a stuntman and stunt coordinator on such productions as Die Katze (1986), Der Sommer des Falken (1987), Dr. M (1990), Manta – Der Film (1990), Go Trabbi Go (1991), In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1992) and Die Sieger (1993). In 1996, he founded Cascadeur Filmproduction and took on the role of producer, director, and lead actor for the film, Cascadeur – The Amber Chamber (1998). His most recent film is As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (So weit die Fuesse Tragen, 2001).
Genre Adventure
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Hardy Martins
Screenplay Uwe Kossmann, Uwe Wilhelm
Cinematography Markus Fraunholz
Uwe Klimmeck
Philipp F. Kölmel
Silke Buhr
Cast Charles Regnier, Regula Grauwiller, Hardy Martins, Heiner Lauterbach
Producers Jimmy C. Gerum, Hardy Martins
Production Company Cascadeur Film/Munich, in co-production with FIMA Film GmbH, Gernsbach, in cooperation with ProSieben/Unterfoehring, Central Film Vertrieb/Berlin
Length 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Toronto 1998, Berlin 1999 (German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributors Angel Falls Filmverleih/Munich, STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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