30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Naked Man on the Sportsground German Democratic Republic 1974 | 101 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Konrad Wolf

With films like Sterne (1959), Der geteilte Himmel (1964) and Solo Sunny (1980) Konrad Wolf (1925-1982) was one of the GDR's most important directors. From 1965 until his death, he was president of the Academy of Arts of the GDR and in this position campaigned for more progressive art and culture policies.

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A few weeks in the life of sculptor manqué Kemmel: looking for a model for a sculpture, it takes all his powers of persuasion to convince workman Hennes to accept the job. Slowly, the two men become more friendly. But the work is a failure. And his next project brings Kemmel no luck. To mark the jubilee of a sports club, he is commissioned to create the statue of a footballer. His sportsman, however, is naked -- to the dismay of the club officials. A gentle satire about an artist searching for his place in GDR society.
Original title: Der nackte Mann auf dem Sportplatz
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: GDR Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Konrad Wolf
Screenplay: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Konrad Wolf
Cast: Kurt Böwe, Ursula Karusseit, Martin Trettau, Elsa Grube-Deister, Marga Legal, Ute Lubosch, Vera Oelschlegel, Katharina Thalbach, Ursula Werner
Director of Photography: Werner Bergmann
Music: Karl-Ernst Sasse
Production Design: Alfred Hirschmeier
Editor: Evelyn Carow
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35mm
German Distributor: Deutsche Kinemathek
World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)
Production: Produktion DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme
Contact: Deutsche Kinemathek, Konstanze Schiller (


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