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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020


Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 95'


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

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.

Dieter Laser
Eva Maria Bauer
Eva Mattes
Gert E. Schäfer
Hannes Kaetner
Hans Fitze
Horst Michael Neutze
Kai Fischer
Klaus Löwitsch
Margarethe von Trotta
Rotraud Conrad
Ruth-Maria Kubitschek
Sofie Soltau

Manfred Grunert

W.P. Hassenstein

Prod : BAVARIA ATELIER GmBH 8 Munich 90 8022 Geiselgasteig Bavaria-Film-Platz 7

Title in Original Version : Désastre