KLASSENVERHÄLTNISSE

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KLASSENVERHÄLTNISSE

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD/F, 1983
Fiction, 126min, OF

KLASSENVERHÄLTNISSE

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD/F, 1983
Fiction, 126min, OF

Cast: 
Christian Heinisch
Karl Roßmann
Nazzareno Bianconi
Giacomo
Mario Adorf
Onkel
Laura Betti
Brunelda
Harun Farocki
Delamarche
Manfred Blank
Robinson
Reinald Schnell
Heizer
Anna Schnell
Line
Klaus Traube
Kapitän
Hermann Hartmann
Oberkassier
Gérard Samaan
Schubal
Screenplay: 
Jean-Marie Straub
Danièle Huillet nach «Der Verschollene» von Franz Kafka
Sound: 
Louis Hochet
Georges Vaglio
Manfred Blank
Camera: 
William Lubtchansky
Caroline Champetier
Christophe Pollock
Editor: 
Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub

Production: 
Janus Film, Hessischer Rundfunk, NEF Diffusion
World Sales: 
Jean-Marie Straub
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Klassenverhältnisse is based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel “Der Verschollene”. It doesn’t deal with the real United States but it is rather a kind of allegory taking place in no specific time in history. Jean-Marie Straub’s and Danièle Huillet’s version/adaptation is about class relations and about the society that is created by capitalism, which is utterly cruel, capricious and ludicrous. Beside Caroline Champetier and Christophe Pollock, it is William Lubtchansky who is responsible for extraordinary black-andwhite cinematography.