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White Man with Black Bread (Weisse mit dem Schwarzbrot, Der)

White Man with Black Bread
Scene from "White Man with Black Bread" (photo © MMM Film Verleih)

Christof Wackernagel, best known in Germany as an actor and former member of the Red Army Faction (“RAF”) lives in Mali. In his compelling portrait, Jonas Grosch shows a man who simply cannot stand still if he senses injustice. The courage to stand up for one’s beliefs coupled with vanity? However one chooses to look at it, it is easy to imagine what made him connect with the “RAF”. With his irrepressible will for freedom, Christof Wackernagel gets entangled in the horrors of day-to-day life in Africa.

“The only film about the RAF in which a human being really comes over for me. A human being who can’t even understand himself, doesn’t take himself too seriously and who has a lot of other Utopias up his sleeve. Someone who 'hands-on' carves out his life like an open-access piece of work.

It’s a film you just have to have seen if you want to understand exactly why there always were anarchists – and why there always will be.”
(Volker Schloendorff )


Genre History, Biopic
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Jonas Grosch
Screenplay Jonas Grosch
Cinematography Miriam Troeschner
Antje Lass
Mamadou Coulibaly
Cast Christof Wackernagel
Producer Jonas Grosch
Production Company Doni Doni Film/Kassel, in co-production with MMM Film/Hamburg
Runtime 73 min
Format color
Language
 German/French/Bambara
Subtitled Versions English, French, German
Sound Technology Mono
Awards New Berlin Award/Zitty Reader's Award 2007, Berndt-Media-Award 2007
German Distributor MMM Film/Hamburg

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