An Akward Customer - The Writer Günter Grass (2007)

The documentary “An Awkward Customer - The Writer Günter Grass” accompanies the Nobel Prize-winner of 2005 until the presentation of his controversial novel “Peeling the Onion” in October 2006. While working on his novel, he travels to readings, attends election meetings, award ceremonies and discussions with translators and travels to Paris with his actress daughter Helene Grass. Viewing Günter Grass from a close distance it becomes evident that his juvenile belief in the Nazi regime is the open wound which has motivated all his work, both as an artist and as a political individual. Interviews with colleagues and friends such as Amos Oz, Salman Rushdie, his editor Gerhard Steidl and German ex-chancellor Gerhard Schröder, complete a close portrait that goes way beyond last summer’s media hype about his “SS Revelation” and will still be valid after Grass celebrates his 80th birthday in October 2007.

Stab

Regie
Sigrun Matthiesen, Nadja Frenz

Drehbuch
Sigrun Matthiesen, Nadja Frenz

Kamera
Knut Schmitz

Schnitt
Gesa Marten

Ton
Christian Lutz, Patrick Veigel, Stefan Soltau

Producer
Claudia Bissinger

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Hans Robert Eisenhauer arte, Werner von Bergen ZDF

Infos

Sender
arte / ZDF

Genre
Documentary


This DVD is available commercially.
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