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A young army officer cannot come to terms with the fact that the Austro-Hungarian empire no longer exists after the First World War. Trotta is a very sensitive film, based on Joseph Roth’s novel Die Kapuzinergruft, about the main figure’s inability to comprehend the demise of an era.

Johannes Schaaf was born in 1933 in Stuttgart. Also active as a scriptwriter and actor, he has directed: Grosse Liebe (TV, 1966), Tattoo (Taetowierung, 1967), Der Mann aus dem Bootshaus (TV, 1967), episodes of Der Kommissar (TV, 1969), Trotta (1972), Dream Town (Traumstadt, 1973), Leonce und Lena (TV, 1975), episodes of Der Alte (1977), and Momo (1986).
Genre Literature, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1972
Director Johannes Schaaf
Screenplay Johannes Schaaf, Maximilian Schell
Cinematography Wolfgang Treu
Cast András Báliant, Rosemarie Fendel, Doris Kunstmann, Elma Bulla, Heinrich Schweiger, Tomas Mayor
Producers Johannes Schaaf, Heinz Angermeyer
Production Companies Johannes Schaaf Filmproduktion/Munich, Independent-Film/Munich
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Awards German Film Awards 1972 Best Film & Best Direction