Comedian Harmonists

Deutschland Österreich 1997 Spielfilm

Summary

In 1927, the 20-year-old Berlin drama student Harry Frommermann makes up his mind to found a German singing group modelled on the feted American a-capella formation "The Revellers". He places an advertisement and, very soon, he is snowed under with candidates.

After initial difficulties, the band′s first appearance is a great success. A German tour follows and it′s not long before the Comedian Harmonists are on every-body′s lips. But the enormous success makes the young men blind to the changing political situation. None of the six wants to take Hitler′s rise to power seriously although three members of the troupe are Jews... Six men, six voices, six fates - Joseph Vilsmaier′s film version of the rise and fall of the legendary Berlin ensemble Comedian Harmonists who started an international career at the end of the20s and fell victim to the National Socialist racial policy only a few years later.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Director of photography

2nd Camera unit

Steadycam operator

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Sound

Choreographer

Music performer

Cast

Executive producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Shoot

    • April 1997 - Juli 1997: New York, Berlin, München, Prag, Wien, Gaschurn
Duration:
3488 m, 127 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.10.1997, 78477, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 25.12.1997

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Comedian Harmonists
  • Originaltitel (DE) Comedian Harmonists [Digitalisierte Fassung]

Versions

Original

Duration:
3488 m, 127 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.10.1997, 78477, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 25.12.1997

Formatfassung

Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Originaltitel (DE)
  • Comedian Harmonists [Digitalisierte Fassung]
Duration:
127 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): 27.08.2020, Wiederaufführung

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1998
  • Filmband in Gold, Bester Schnitt
  • Filmband in Gold, Bester Film
  • Filmband in Gold, Beste Nebendarstellerin
  • Filmband in Gold, Beste Ausstattung
  • Filmband in Gold, Bester Hauptdarsteller
Bayerischer Filmpreis 1998
  • Bayerischer Filmpreis, Beste Regie
Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater 1998
  • Gilde-Filmpreis Gold, Deutscher Film