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Mr. Karl - Ein Mensch fuer Menschen

Mr. Karl - Ein Mensch fuer Menschen
"Mr. Karl" (photo © MfM)

A film screening on an improvised screen 1,200 kilometers east of Addis Ababa in the middle of the wilderness: Reception by the Emperor of Austria. Cinema makes it possible. For the first time, the audience sees their real-life hero in a completely different role: on the big screen, as an actor, as the Emperor of Austria, together with Romy Schneider.

Karlheinz Boehm, the star of some of the most successful German-language film productions (Sissi), found his calling and a new home as a helper and benefactor for the poor in Ethiopia, where they know him as Mr. Karl.

This is the true story of a famous actor, his work with Fassbinder and Michael Powell, the tragedy of Africa in a globalized world, and the courage that one man had to change his own life for the well-being of others.
Genre Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Director Kurt Mayer
Screenplay Kurt Mayer, Peter Dollinger
Cinematography Helmut Wimmer, Harald Cremer
Britta Nahler
Cast Karlheinz Boehm, Almaz Boehm, Katharina Boehm, Gudula Blau, Michael Ballhaus
Producers Arno Ortmair, Margit Chuchra, Dieter Pochlatko
Production Company Film-Line/Munich, in co-production with mm-production/Munich, epo-film/Vienna, ZDF, ORF/Vienna
Runtime 90 min
Format color
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Salzburg Foerderung, Cine-Styria, OFI Oesterreichisches Filminstitut

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