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Aus einem deutschen Leben

BR Deutschland 1976/1977 Spielfilm

Summary

Death Is My Trade

Based on a novel by Rudolf Höß, the film tells the fictional story of Franz Lang, the notorious commander of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. Already while he was a soldier during the First World War, he ruthlessly carried out his orders to the letter. So too in civilian life, Lang belongs to those sort of people for whom orders from a superior are to be unquestioningly obeyed. Following the Nazi seizure of power, the military quickly recognize that Lang is a perfect instrument for them. Never questioning, he always obeys whatever orders are given him. And so he rises to chief commander of Auschwitz. This a concentration camp where millions of people, especially Jewish people, are murdered – Yet, for Lang the simple carrying out of orders raises no moral questions whatsoever.

 

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Cast

Producer

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Assistant camera operator

Still photography

Lighting design

Dolly grip

Set design

Property master

Stand-by props

Costume design

Cast

Producer

Producer (TV)

Unit production manager

Production manager

Production office

Shoot

    • 11.10.1976 - 18.12.1976: Weserbergland, Duisburg, Köln, Bergisch-Gladbach, Paderborn, Gleuel, München, Worpswede, Munst
Duration:
3967 m, 145 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.1977, 49451, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.1977, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 18.11.1977, Frankfurt am Main, Olympia;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 04.02.1979, ARD

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Aus einem deutschen Leben

Versions

Original

Länge:
3967 m, 145 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,66
Bild/Ton:
Eastmancolor, Ton
Prüfung/Zensur:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.1977, 49451, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Aufführung:

Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.1977, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 18.11.1977, Frankfurt am Main, Olympia;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 04.02.1979, ARD

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1978
  • Filmband in Silber, Weitere programmfüllende Spielfilme
FBW 1977
  • Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll