Machorka-Muff

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Machorka-Muff

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD, 1962
Shortfilms, 18min, OF

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Machorka-Muff

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
BRD, 1962
Shortfilms, 18min, OF

Cast: 
Erich Kuby
Erich von Machorka-Muff
Renate Lang
Inniga von Zaster-Pehnunz
Guenther Strupp
Rolf Thiede
Screenplay: 
Danièle Huillet
Jean-Marie Straub nach Heinrich Böll
Sound: 
Janosz Rozner
Camera: 
Wendelin Sachtler
Editor: 
Vlado Kristl
Peter Schamoni

Production: 
Straub/Huillet, Atlas Film, Cineropa-Film
World Sales: 
Belva Film
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Based upon Heinrich Böll’s 1956 satire “Hauptstädtisches Journal”, MACHORKA-MUFF tells the story of Colonel Erich von Machorka-Muff, who is restored to service by the Minister of defence in Bonn and promoted to General. He marries his lover, named Inniga von Zaster-Pehnunz, and is finally in a position to materialise his favourite project: an academy of “military memories”.