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Solo For Clarinet (Solo fuer Klarinette)

Solo For Clarinet

Detective Chief Superintendent Bernie Kominka finds the terribly mutilated corpse of a man where the murderer has apparently "bitten off" part of his genitals. Kominka's investigations lead him to a young woman in a red raincoat and slap-bang into a labyrinth of his own emotions. He falls in love with his chief suspect, loses control over his life and is not even able to say whether the woman he loves might, in fact, be a brutal murderess...


Nico Hofmann was born in Heidelberg in 1959 and studied at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF) in Munich from 1980-1985. During his studies, he was also active in the establishment of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office, and on the founding of the distribution cooperative "Der andere Blick". He teaches at the filmacademies in Munich and Ludwigsburg and signed an exclusive contract with Bernd Eichinger's Constantin Film in 1996. His films include: Abschiedsbilder (1983), Der Krieg meines Vaters (1985), Der Polenweiher (1986), So leben wir (1987), Chimaeren (1988) and Land der Vaeter, Land der Soehne (1988). He directed several TV films such as Schlagende Beweise, Der Tod kam als Freund, Schulz & Schulz, Tod im Drechsler, and the award-winning Der Sandmann before returning to world of feature films for Solo For Clarinet (Solo fuer Klarinette) in winter 1997. In 1998, he was one of the founders of the German production company teamWorx. Since then, he has been been working exclusively as a producer for teamWorx, which has quickly become one of the most active German production companies.
Category Feature
Director Nico Hofmann
Screenplay Susanne Schneider
Cinematography Hans-Guenther Buecking
Inge Behrens
Nick Glowna
Cast Goetz George, Corinna Harfouch, Barbara Auer, Tim Bergmann
Producer Regina Ziegler
Production Company Ziegler Film, in co-production with ProSieben/Unterfoehring
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 1999 (German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, BKM
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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