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Hundred Years of Brecht (Hundert Jahre Brecht)

Hundred Years of Brecht

This film is an hommage to the poet who - like no other German writer in exile - has expressed the plight of his compatriots during the Nazi regime and the crimes committed by the oppressors. In the scenes from Baal, Dreigroschenoper, Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches, Fluechtlingsgespraeche and in poems, songs and autobiographical notes which are interwoven with each other, we discover an image of Germany as it was then and as it is now, how very much Brecht is still our contemporary: ....."what people, made of what kind of humans, in what kind of state, with what kind of thoughts." Bertolt Brecht
Genre Biopic
Category Docu-Fiction
Year of Production 1997
Director Ottokar Runze
Screenplay Ottokar Runze
Cinematography Michael Epp
Rebecca Runze
Weill, Eisler
Cast Elfriede Irrall, Götz Schubert, Christian Redl, Meret Becker, Matthias Fuchs, Juergen Hentsch, Heinz Schubert, Udo Samel, Hanne Hiob, Margret Homeyer, Michael Mechel, Henning Schlueter, Rainer Strecker
Producer Ottokar Runze
Production Company Ottokar Runze Filmherstellung/Berlin, in co-production with EuroArts Entertainment/Stuttgart
Runtime 104 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 1998 (Panorama)
With backing from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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