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OT: Tscherwonez

Gábor Altorjay // Germany, 1982
Fiction Feature // FF2021



A filmic piece of Hamburg from the early 1980s: the experimental New Wave satire Tscherwonez quickly gained cult status and is now being celebrated in a restored print. On his first visit to the West, a Soviet seaman sets out to look for his brother in Hamburg – shadowed by the KGB, the German secret service and a red-top hack. To the sound of the Limburg Neue Deutsche Welle band The Wirtschaftswunder, Tscherwonez echoes film classics like Battleship Potemkin and Ninotschka. The film was produced by Abaton founder Werner Grassmann.


GÁBOR ALTORJAY (*1946) was born in Hungary and was in the 1960s part of the Fluxus movement. In 1967, he fled to West Germany and ended up in Hamburg, where he made his first two films Tscherwonez and Pankow ’95.




Fiction Feature

German, English, Russian

Hamburger Filmschau//FF2021



92 min

OV with German subtitles

Gábor Altorjay

Gábor Altorjay

Tom Dokoupil, Peter Halas, Stephen Balint, Eva Buchmüller, Sheryl Sutton, Angelo Galizia, u.a.

Werner Grassmann

Jörg Jeshel

Thomas Rancka

Gábor Altorjay

The Wirtschaftswunder/Tom Dokoupil

Michael Tonke

Dörte Jepsen, Joachim Ketzel

Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH

Studio 1 Filmproduktion; Werner Grassmann KG; WDR; ZDF

Stephan Holl, Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH: info@rapideyemovies.de


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