Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD 1968
23 min

Accepting an invitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Straub staged a strongly condensed version of Ferdinand Bruckner’s play “Illness of Youth” in Munich’s Action-Theater. Taking this performance as a starting-point, he produced a short film consisting of a few scenes, filmed in and around Munich, which catapulted the characters into the open and developed them. It is a “film within a film” with a documentary-style introduction, a real chase and the only murder to be found in the Straubs’ body of work.

  • James Powell - James
  • Lilith Ungerer - Lilith
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Freder/der Zuhälter
  • Peer Raben - Alt/Willi
  • Irm Hermann - Desirée
  • Hanna Schygulla - Lucy
  • Jean-Marie Straub
  • Danièle Huillet
  • Niklaus Schilling
  • Hubs Hagen
  • Herbert Linder
  • Peter Lütz
  • Jean-Marie Straub
  • Danièle Huillet
Janus Film

Jean-Marie Straub

Belva Film
35 mm
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