In the shadow of power (2003)

May 1974. Willy Brandt resigns as German Chancellor two weeks after his speaker Günter Guillaume is outed as an East German spy. In just 14 days, an historical drama featuring power and betrayal, corruptibility as well as high principles is played out. With an excellent acting ensemble featuring Michael Mendl, director Oliver Storz convincingly reawakens the Zeitgeist. Relying completely on the aura of his performers, he portrays, with chamber theatre-like intensity, the end of an era as reflected in the mirror of personal tragedy. With this film, Storz succeeds in moving beyond the realm of a history lesson to create a moving human and political parable.

Besetzung

Michael Mendl, Jürgen Hentsch, Dieter Pfaff, Barbara Rudnik, Matthias Brandt, Michael Quast, Rudolf Kowalski, Ulrich Mühe, Jörg

Stab

Regie
Oliver Storz

Drehbuch
Oliver Storz

Kamera
Hans Grimmelmann

Schnitt
Heidi Handorf

Ton
Wolfgang Wirtz

Musik
Klaus Doldinger

Szenenbild
Eduard Krajewski

Licht
Helge Schwarz

Producer
Winka Wulff

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Doris J. Heinze, NDR - Wolfgang Voigt, MDR

Infos

Sender
Das Erste

Länge
2 x 90 Min.


This DVD is available commercially.
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