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The Clown (1976)

Ansichten eines Clowns (original title)
Hans Schnier has earned his living as a clown, though he is in fact a very covert sort of social critic. After enduring a difficult childhood in Bonn during the Second World War, including his mother's fanatic Nazism.

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Vojtech Jasný

Writers:

Heinrich Böll (novel), Vojtech Jasný
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helmut Griem ... Hans Schnier
Hanna Schygulla ... Marie
Eva Maria Meineke ... The Mother
Hans Christian Blech ... Derkum
Gustav Rudolf Sellner Gustav Rudolf Sellner ... The Father
Alexander May Alexander May ... Sommerwild
Jan Niklas ... Leo Schnier
Rainer Basedow Rainer Basedow ... Zohnerer
Helga Anders ... Sabine Emonds
Claudia Butenuth ... Monika
Ben Hecker Ben Hecker ... Pater
Wolfram Koch ... Kind Hans
Susanne Seidler Susanne Seidler ... Kind Henriette
Heinrich von Busch Heinrich von Busch ... Kind Leo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dirk Dautzenberg Dirk Dautzenberg
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Storyline

Hans Schnier has earned his living as a clown, though he is in fact a very covert sort of social critic. After enduring a difficult childhood in Bonn during the Second World War, including his mother's fanatic Nazism, he is appalled to discover many of the people he knows and loves swept deeply into involvement in the Catholic Church. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 January 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Clown See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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