30.09. - 09.10.2021

Der Stich des Skorpion Germany 2003 | 89 min | OV | | FF 2004

Stephan Wagner

Stephan Wagner (*1968) studied directing and screenwriting at the film academy in Vienna, while working as an assistant director for Peter Patzak. Many of his films won prestigious awards.

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Imprisoned by the Stasi (State SecurityPolice) for trying to escape from East Germany, Stein endures years of torture. Bought out by the West in the early 70s, he runs an organisation helping others flee the GDR - so successfully that the Stasi sets up OperationScorpion to kill him. Based on the autobiography by Wolfgang Welsch, and starring Jörg Schüttauf and Martina Gedeck, Stephan Wagner’s film is an intense, shocking drama.
Original title: Der Stich des Skorpion
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Stephan Wagner
Screenplay: Holger Karsten Schmidt
Cast: Jörg Schüttauf, Martina Gedeck, Matthias Brandt, Volkmar Kleinert
Producer: Sytze van der Laan, Nina Lenze
Director of Photography: Thomas Benesch
Music: Irmin Schmidt
Production Design: Uwe Riemer
Editor: Gunnar Wanne-Eickel
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: Digi Beta
German Distributor: WDR/arte, Redaktion: Michael André/Andeas Schreitmüller
World Sales:
Production: Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH, Jenfelder Allee 80, 22039 Hamburg, Germany, Tel: +49 40 6688 0, Fax: +49 40 6688 5428,


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