Tod eines Handlungsreisenden

Tod eines Handlungsreisenden

USA / BR Deutschland 1985, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Highly praised film version of Arthur Miller′s famous play that was produced for US television with a star-studded cast. The film is centered on the conflict between the 63-year old salesman Willy Loman and his son Biff. Loman whose best years have long gone is a master of repression and the ability to whitewash his life situation. Meanwhile, Biff has never forgiven his father that he has betrayed Biff′s mother during one of his trips. In defiance, Biff has neglected his school education and now has to struggle along with occasional jobs. It does take a number of conflicts until father and son arrive at a sort of reconciliation. To help his impoverished family to the money from his life assurance, Willy who more and more drifts off to an illusory world decides to commit suicide.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Assistant director:Joseph Reidy, Ann B. Egbert
Script supervisor:Mary A. Kelly (Continuity)
Screenplay:Volker Schlöndorff
Scenario:Michael Rudman
based on:Arthur Miller (Bühnenstück "Death of a Salesman")
Director of photography:Michael Ballhaus
Camera operator:Michael Levine
Assistant camera:David M. Dunlop, Susan Starr, Florian Ballhaus
Still photography:Barry Wetcher
Lighting design:Morris Flam
Production design:John Kasarda
Set design:Robert J. Franco
Set construction:Stephen J. Lineweaver (Bau-Überwachung), Tony Walton (Bau-Entwurf), Anamarie Michnevich (Bau), Charles Cecil, Joseph Petruccio Sr. (Bau-Koordination)
Prop master:Tom Allen
Stand-by props:Ann L. Edgeworth
Construction manager:Richard A. Ventre
Title:Joe Caroff
Make-up artist:Rita Ogden, Bob Laden (Vorlage von Ann Belsky: für D. Hoffmann)
Costume design:Ruth Morley
Hairdresser:Alan D'Angerio
Editing:David Ray (Schnitt-Überwachung), Mark Burns
Assistant editor:Judy Silberstein, Jon Neuburger
Sound editor:Jess Soraci, Harriet Fidlow, Lynn Sable (Assistenz), Abe Nejad (Assistenz), Elizabeth Schwartz (Assistenz)
Music editor:Tom Carlson
Sound:Danny Michael
Sound assistant:Marc Jon Sullivan, Brenda Ray
Foley artist:Marko Costanzo
Audio mixing:Tom Fleischman
Consultant:Thomas A. Kelly
Casting:Todd M. Thaler
Music:Alex North
Conductor:Kenneth Wannberg
Arrangement:Fred Steiner (Orchestrierung)
Music (other):Don Wallin (Musikmischung)
  
Cast: 
Dustin HoffmanWilly Lohman
Kate ReidLinda Lohman
John MalkovichBiff Lohman
Stephen LangHappy Lohman
Charles DurningCharley
Louis ZorichBen
David S. ChandlerBernard
Jon PolitoHoward
Kathy RossetterFrau aus Boston
Tom SignorelliStanley
Linda KozlowskiMiss Forsythe
Karen NeedleLetta
Anne McIntoshJenny
Michael QuinlanKellner
  
Production company:Punch-Roxbury Production (New York)
in association with:Bioskop-Film GmbH (München)
Commissioned by:The H.M. Television Company (New York)
Producer:Robert F. Colesberry
Co-Producer:Eberhard Junkersdorf
Unit production manager:Michael Nozik, Nellie Nugiel
Location manager:Michael Nozik
Production coordinator:Shelley Houis
Production manager:Dale Pierce-Johnson
Shoot:1985: [Frühjahr]
Original distributor:Tobis Film GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
Length:3728 m, 136 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Technicolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.04.1986, 56507, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (US): 16.08.1985, CBS;
Uraufführung (DE): 09.05.1986;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 01.12.1987, 1 Plus [englischsprachige Fassung]

Titles

Originaltitel (US) Death of a Salesman
Originaltitel (DE) Tod eines Handlungsreisenden

Versions

Original

Length:3728 m, 136 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:Technicolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.04.1986, 56507, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (US): 16.08.1985, CBS;
Uraufführung (DE): 09.05.1986;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 01.12.1987, 1 Plus [englischsprachige Fassung]