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Die Hamburger Krankheit

OT: Die Hamburger Krankheit

Peter Fleischmann // Germany, 1979
Fiction Feature // FF2019



Trashy, with a great cast and a soundtrack from the young Jean-Michel Jarre: this cultish Utopian end-times drama has been comprehensively restored to mark the 40th anniversary of its original release. A dangerous epidemic breaks out in Hamburg. Those infected go crazy and die. The authorities react in panic and impose senseless emergency measures. In a quaratine camp, a doctor (Helmut Griem), a young woman (Carline Seiser), a sausage seller (Ulrich Wildgruber) and an anarchistic wheelchair user (Fernando Arrabal) get to know each other. Together, they manage to escape. The group is intending to head South, but their journey becomes a chaotic odyssey through Germany.


PETER FLEISCHMANN (*1937) made his first feature film in 1969, adapting the stage play »Hunting Scenes from Bavaria«. In the same year he founded the production company Hallelujah Film with Volker Schlöndorff. In 2008, he published the novel »Die Zukunftsangst der Deutschen« [The German Fear of the Future].



Die Hamburger Krankheit

Fiction Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2019



117 min


Peter Fleischmann

Peter Fleischmann, Roland Topor, Otto Jägersberg

Helmut Griem, Carline Seiser, Ulrich Wildgruber, Fernando Arrabal, Rainer Langhans, Tilo Prückner, Romy Haag, Evelyn Künneke, Leopold Hainisch, Rosel Zech, Peter von Zahn, Friedrich Hartau

Peter Fleischmann

Colin Mounier

Susan Zinowsky

Jean Michel Jarre

Willi Segler

Hallelujah-Film; Terra-Filmkunst; Coleidon-Film; Bioskop-Film; ZDF; Société Nouvelle de Doublage

Peter Fleischmann: peter.fleischmann@babelcity.de

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