Freak Orlando

BR Deutschland 1981 Spielfilm

Summary

The experimental feature film is loosely based on Virginia Woolf’s novel "Orlando" (1928) and Todd Browning's film classic "Freaks" (US 1932). In five episodes, the film follows its main character, "freak" Orlando Zyklopa, through five epochs of history, the Classical antiquity, the Middle-Ages, the 18th century, around 1900 and the late 20th century. Just as the character in the novel, this Orlando can change his face, be re-born after death and live in various centuries without noticeably growing older. Director Ulrike Ottinger stated that "by using the example of the freak, the film tells a 'histoire du monde' of errors, incompetence, hunger for power, fear, madness, cruelty and everyday life as a small world theatre in five episodes".

 

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Still photography

Lighting design

Set design

Costume design

Costume maker

Costumes

Assistant editor

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Choreographer

Vocals

Producer

Co-Producer

Producer (TV)

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Production office

Original distributor

Shoot

    • Mai 1981 - Juli 1981: Berlin
Duration:
3445 m, 126 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Mono
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.01.1982, 52916, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.1981, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 06.11.1981;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 25.03.1985, ZDF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Freak Orlando

Versions

Original

Duration:
3445 m, 126 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Mono
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.01.1982, 52916, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.1981, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 06.11.1981;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 25.03.1985, ZDF

Awards

IFF Screaux 1983
  • 2. Preis
IFF Sceaux 1983
  • Publikumspreis
FBW 1981
  • Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll