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Kurt Gloor

Mann ohne Gedächtnis (Man Without Memory)

Edition 1984
90' - 1984 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Kurt Gloor Composer: Jonas C. Haefeli With: Michael König, Lisi Mangold, Hannelore Elsner
The norms of hospital practices are turned upside-down in this complex drama about how many rights are denied patients who do not conform. At the beginning of the story, a man is found lying on the side of the road and is brought in to the police station as a probable vagrant, but he has no memory and seems to have lost his powers of speech. Perplexed and defeated by their unsuccessful attempts to make him talk, the police send the man over to the hospital for examination by psychiatrists. After some time, it becomes apparent that he understands everything going on around him and is simply refusing to talk. This sets off a series of antagonistic actions on the part of the hospital staff, suspicious about his “purpose” in remaining silent. Although some explanation is discovered as to why he is this way, the supposedly sane doctors and staff come off looking like they may need treatment themselves.

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Credits

Director

Kurt Gloor

Composer

Jonas C. Haefeli

With

Michael König, Lisi Mangold, Hannelore Elsner

Scenario

Kurt Gloor

Director of Photography

Franz Rath

Editor

Helena Gerber

Producer

Kurt Gloor

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Switzerland, West Germany

Year

1984

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