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Alexander Kluge

Der starke Ferdinand

Edition 1978
97' - 1976 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Alexander Kluge With: Heinz Schubert, Vérénice Rudolph, Joachim Hackethal
The clownish security chief of a West German business is obsessed with protecting his factory from fancied and real breaches, especially from groups such as The Red Army Faction. Ferdinand's paranoia and methods can't be contained by his company. The sympathetically-drawn Ferdinand's ludicrous actions recall those of the cynical, disastrous axis between fascism and big business in 1930's Europe: satire of the rise of private security.

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Credits

Director

Alexander Kluge

With

Heinz Schubert, Vérénice Rudolph, Joachim Hackethal

Scenario

Alexander Kluge

Director of Photography

Thomas Mauch

Editor

Heidi Genée, Agape von Dorstewitz

Producer

Alexander Kluge

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

West Germany

Year

1976

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