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A well-off couple adopt a 16-year-old boy from an orphanage in West Berlin, but their attempts to help him assimilate into his new surroundings fail. The repressive tolerance of the well-educated adoptive parents is just too much for the mischievous young boy: he shoots the father.

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 Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1967
Director Johannes Schaaf
Screenplay Johannes Schaaf, Guenter Herburger
Cinematography Wolf Wirth
Goetz Heymann
Cast Helga Anders, Christof Wakkernagel, Rosemarie Fendel, Alexander May, Tilo von Berlepsch, Heinz Schubert
Production Company Rob Houwer Film & TV/Munich
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Awards German Film Award 1968

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