Desaster is a film about failure; a film about big towns chaos: men only survive by keeping quiet. Desaster begins when men try to get out of anonymity to show their face. Rules dicated by society are not suited for them.
Reinhard Hauff, born in 1939, studied literature and sociology in Munich and Vienna. He then staged plays for several university theaters. From 1966, he directed a lot of documentaries and shows for television (Cinderella Rockefella, Wirb Pder Stirb, Wilson Picket (1968), Janis Joplin (1969), etc.). He worked as an assistant director for Rolf von Sydow, Heinz Liesendahl and Michael Pfleghar. In 1973 he founded the production company Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf.
Eva Maria Bauer
Gert E. Schäfer
Horst Michael Neutze
Margarethe von Trotta
Prod : BAVARIA ATELIER GmBH 8 Munich 90 8022 Geiselgasteig Bavaria-Film-Platz 7
Title in Original Version : Désastre