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Das Beil von Wandsbek [videorecording] = The axe of Wandsbek / Icestorm ; DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts ; ein DEFA-Film ; Herstellungsgruppe und Produktionsleitung, K. Hahne ; Regie, Falk Harnack.

Other Title:
Axe of Wandsbek [videorecording]
Publication:
[United States] : First Run Features, 2009.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Zweig, Arnold -- Film adaptations.
Nazis -- Germany -- Wandsbek -- Drama.
National socialism -- Drama.
Informers -- Germany -- Wandsbek -- Drama.
Executions and executioners -- Germany -- Wandsbek -- Drama.
Butchers -- Germany -- Wandsbek -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, East German.
Language:
German dialogue; English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD.
Summary:
Based on the true story of a German butcher facing bankruptcy, who agrees to help the Nazis put to death a group of prisoners with political ties.
Participant:
Erwin Geschonneck, Käthe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Willy A. Kleinau.
Credits:
Screenplay, Hans-Robert Bortfeldt, Falk Harnack; director of cinematography, Robert Baberske; editor, Hildegard Tegener; music, Ernst Roters.
Notes:
Based on the novel of the same title by Arnold Zweig.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: biographies and filmographies; Falk Harnack - a stubborn German conscience, film interview with Ann Nelson, 2009; Kathe Braun on Falk Harnack, interview by Ralf Schenk; The axe affair, essay by Deborah Vieder-Engländer; postscript - a letter to author Arnold Zweig; about the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Seymour Wishman and First Run Features.
Penn Provenance:
Wishman, Seymour (donor)
Contributor:
Harnack, Falk. , Director, Screenwriter, Interviewee
Hahne, Kurt. , Producer
Bortfeldt, Hans-Robert. , Screenwriter
Geschonneck, Erwin, 1906-2008. , Actor
Braun, Käthe. , Actor, Interviewer
Helmke, Gefion. , Actor
Kleinau, Willy A. , Actor
Roters, Ernst, 1892-1961. , Composer
Zweig, Arnold, 1887-1968. , Author
Seymour Wishman First Run Features Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
DEFA. , Producer
University of Massachusetts (Amherst campus). , , Associated name
Icestorm Entertainment GmbH. , Distributor
First-Run Features (Firm) , Distributor
Contains:
Falk Harnack - a stubborn German conscience.
Käthe Braun on Falk Harnack.
Axe affair.
OCLC:
432341126
Publisher Number:
720229913911
FRF913911D First Run Features
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