30.09. - 09.10.2021

Die Hamburger Krankheit Germany 1979 | 117 min | OV | Colour | FF 2019

Peter Fleischmann

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].

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Die Hamburger Krankheit
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Fleischmann
Screenplay: Peter Fleischmann, Roland Topor, Otto Jägersberg
Cast: 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
Producer: Peter Fleischmann
Director of Photography: Colin Mounier
Music: Jean Michel Jarre
Production Design:
Editor: Susan Zinowsky
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Willi Segler
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Hallelujah-Film; Terra-Filmkunst; Coleidon-Film; Bioskop-Film; ZDF; Société Nouvelle de Doublage
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