30.09. - 09.10.2021

Kaisersturz Germany 2018 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2018

Christoph Röhl

CHRISTOPH RÖHL (*1967) studied at the German Film and TV Academy in Berlin. He has worked both for TV and cinema, most recently winning the German TV Prize for his documentary Und wir sind nicht die einzigen (2011) and The Chosen Ones (2014).

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Docudrama about one of the most important periods in German history: the end of the monarchy and the proclamation of the First Republic. 1918, the last autumn of World War I: his leading generals confront Kaiser Wilhelm II (Sylvester Groth) with the impending military defeat, which the Kaiser refuses to accept. The indecisive Wilhelm goes through the motions of being Kaiser, but has long left the decision-making to others - including the Empress Auguste Viktoria (Sunnyi Melles) whose influence is growing in the power vacuum. It comes to a showdown between the old regime and the democratic forces, which gain in strength and then on 9th November proclaim the Republic and force the Kaiser to abdicate.  
Original title: Kaisersturz
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Televisions
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Christoph Röhl
Screenplay: Dirk Kämper, Lothar Machtan
Cast: Sylvester Groth, Sunnyi Melles, Christian Redl, Hubertus Hartmann
Producer: M. Walid Nakschbandi
Director of Photography: Peter Steuger
Music: Ali N. Askin
Production Design: Sylvester Koziolek
Editor: Julia Oehring
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Stefan Brauburger, Annette von der Heyde ZDF
Format: Beta (PAL)
German Distributor: ZDF Enterprises
World Sales: ZDF Enterprises
Production: AVE publishing GmbH & Co KG für ZDF


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