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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Der Starke Ferdinand

Fortnight 1976, Feature film, 1h38

Synopsis

The story of Ferdinand Rieche – « Ferdinand the Radical » – in charge of a factory’s security, is the story of a man who places above all security and order and thereby becomes himself dangerous for the Federal Republic of Germany.
Alexander KLUGE

Director

Alexander Kluge

Born in Halberstadt in 1932, he was a lawyer and head of Institut für Filmgestaltung at the Ulm University. He got known as a writer with « Lebenslaüfen » in 1962 and « Der Untergang des 6. Armee Schlachtbeschreibung » in 1964.

G.G. Hoffmann
Heinz Schubert
Verena Rudolph

Screenplay
Alexander Kluge

Image
Thomas Mauch

Editing
Heidi Genée

Music
Emil Waldteufel

Production : KAIROS FILM

Title in Original Version : Ferdinand Le Radical

Awards

Prix FIPRESCI