Der Fangschuß

Der Fangschuß

BR Deutschland / Frankreich 1976, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Baltic states, 1919. The land is torn by civil war. Sophie lives in the Baltic castle of Kratovice. Together with a band of volunteers of different nationalities, who invade like an occupying army, Sophie's brother Konrad and his friend, Prussian officer Erich von Lhomond, arrive in Kratovice.

Sophie falls in love with Erich, who has resolved to “defend Western civilisation against the Bolsheviks” as a mercenary. She doesn't hesitate to confess her feelings to him. Erich backs away from such an explicit declaration of love. With her self-esteem humiliated and her honesty betrayed, Sophie now indiscriminately takes lovers amongst the officers – a spectacle watched in horror by Erich who throws himself into the final, futile military actions. Eventually, Sophie leaves the castle and defects to the insurgents. When Erich's squad captures these insurgents with Sophie amongst them, she demands that Erich carries out her execution.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Assistant director:Alexander von Eschwege
Screenplay:Geneviève Dormann, Margarethe von Trotta, Jutta Brückner
based on:Marguerite Yourcenar (Roman "Le Coup de grâce")
Director of photography:Igor Luther
Assistant camera:Peter Arnold
Set design:Hans-Jürgen Kiebach
Make-up artist:Sybille Danzer
Costume design:Ingrid Zoré, Reinhild Paul (Assistenz)
Editing:Jane Seitz, Henri Colpi (Mitarbeit)
Assistant editor:Annette Dorn
Sound editor:Alexander Rupp
Sound:Gerhard Birkholz
Audio mixing:Willi Schwadorf
Special effects:Helmut Graef (Pyrotechnik und Waffen)
Music:Stanley Myers
  
Cast: 
Margarethe von TrottaSophie von Reval
Matthias HabichErich Lhomond
Rüdiger KirschsteinConrad von Reval
Mathieu CarrièreVolkmar von Plessen
Valeska GertTante Praskovia
Frederik ZichyFranz von Aland
Bruno ThostChopin
Marc EyraudDr. Paul Rugen
Henry van LyckBorschikoff
Alexander von EschwegeBlankenburg
Franz MorakGrigori Loew
Maria GuttenbrunnerLoews Mutter
Hannes KaetnerMichel
Stephan ParylaUnteroffizier
Karl-Heinz MerzGefangener
  
Production company:Bioskop-Film GmbH (München), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Argos Films S.A. (Neuilly)
Producer:Eberhard Junkersdorf
Co-Producer:Anatole Dauman
Producer (TV):Hans Prescher (Hessischer Rundfunk [HR])
Unit production manager:Herbert Kerz
Location manager:Willi Wulf, Wolf-Dietrich Peters
Shoot:14.01.1976-20.02.1976: Burgenland
Original distributor:Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
Length:2640 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.09.1976, 48563, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 22.10.1976;
Aufführung (DE): 29.10.1976, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 07.01.1979, ARD;
Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2012, Berlin, IFF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Fangschuß
Weiterer Titel (FR) Coup de grâce

Versions

Original

Length:2640 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.09.1976, 48563, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 22.10.1976;
Aufführung (DE): 29.10.1976, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 07.01.1979, ARD;
Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2012, Berlin, IFF
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1977
Filmband in Gold, Beste Kamera
Filmband in Gold, Beste Regie
 
FBW 1976
Prädikat: Wertvoll
 
IFF Neapel 1976
Premio Vittorio De Sica