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THE CRANIOMETRIST (DER VERMESSENE MENSCH)

THE CRANIOMETRIST
© Willem Vrey - zero one film

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2022

The young, ambitious German anthropologist Alexander Hoffmann is purportedly travelling through German South West Africa to collect artefacts for Berlin’s Ethnological Museum as the Ovaherero and Nama peoples rise up against German colonial troops. However, Hoffmann is in fact there to disprove the accepted evolutionist race theory and find the young woman Herero interpreter Kezia who had been a part of a delegation attending a colonial exhibition in Berlin. Although he witnesses German soldiers showing extreme brutality as they carry out the extermination order, Hoffmann also crosses moral boundaries when he agrees to send his Berlin professor skulls and skeletons of dead Ovaherero for the purpose of research...
Genre Drama, History
Category Feature
Director Lars Kraume
Screenplay Lars Kraume
Cast Leonard Scheicher, Girley Charlene Jazama, Peter Simonischek
Producer Thomas Kufus
Co-Producers Kalle Friz, Sandrine Mattes
Production Company zero one film, in co-production with STUDIOCANAL Film, ZDF, ARTE, Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktion, WunderWerk
Language
 German
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL

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