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Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Theodor Hierneis oder Wie man ehem. Hofkoch wird (De kok van Ludwig)

84' - 1972 - Historical, Biography - Dialogue: German
Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg With: Walter Sedlmayr

The film consists of a monologue performed by Walter Sedlmayr, who plays Theodor Hierneis, the chef at the court of Ludwig II of Bavaria. The screenplay was written by Syberberg and Sedlmayr and is based on the memoirs of Hierneis. The film received the Deutscher Filmpreis for Best Non-Narrative Film and Best Actor.

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Hans-Jürgen Syberberg


Walter Sedlmayr


Theodor Hierneis, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Director of Photography

Hermann Reichmann


Ingeborg Ewald, Eva Kohlschein


Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Production studios

TMS Film GmbH

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Countries of production

West Germany

Screenplay based on

Theodor Hierneis




Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Fritz Kortner spricht Monologe für eine Schallplatte (short, 1966), Fritz Kortner spricht Shylock (short, 1966), Die Grafen Pocci - einige Kapitel zur Geschichte einer Familie (1968), Scarabea - wieviel Erde braucht der Mensch? (1969), Auf der Suche nach einem Kuhstall (short, 1969), Sex-Business - Made in Pasing (1970), San Domingo (1970), Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Nach meinem letzten Umzug... (1972), Theodor Hierneis oder Wie man ehem. Hofkoch wird (1972), Karl May (1974), The Confessions of Winifred Wagner (1976), Hitler: A Film from Germany (1976), Parsifal (1982), Die Nacht (1985), Nietzsche Ecce Homo (2000)

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