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Great Bagarozy, The (grosse Bagarozy, Der)

Great Bagarozy, The

The Great Bagarozy is the story about a man who goes to a psychiatrist and claims he was responsible for the rise and fall of the opera diva Maria Callas - and that he is the bona fide master of Hades. Based on the novel The Great Bagarozy by Helmut Krausser, it offers a fascinating explanation for the tragic downfall of an exceptional woman who invested her entire life in her art - and was broken by it.

Bernd Eichinger was born in 1949 and died in 2011. He studied Direction and Production Management at Munich's Academy for Television & Film (HFF/M). He founded Solaris Filmproduktion in 1974 and became the president and main shareholder of the Constantin Group in 1979. As a distributor, his releases have included Christiane F (Christiane F - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, 1981), The Boat (Das Boot, 1981), The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte, 1984) and The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose, 1986). His production arm pursues a two-track strategy, developing high-profile, big-budget projects for the international market and films for the German domestic market. His films as a director include A Girl Called Rosemarie (Das Maedchen Rosemarie, 1997) and The Great Bagarozy (Der grosse Bagarozy, 1999).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Bernd Eichinger
Screenplay Bernd Eichinger
Cinematography Gernot Roll
Alexander Berner
Stephan Zacharias
Cast Til Schweiger, Corinna Harfouch
Producer Bernd Eichinger
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Length 99 min
Format color, 35 mm
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 6-Track
Festivals Berlin 2000 (German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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