09 20 Oct '24
4b68f4cf 47eb 4bad 9935 8dffb819bec1

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.

Image gallery

4c68cd70 536a 4c63 a880 d387714c9d73
4b68f4cf 47eb 4bad 9935 8dffb819bec1



Kurt Gloor


Jonas C. Haefeli


Michael König, Lisi Mangold, Hannelore Elsner


Kurt Gloor

Director of Photography

Franz Rath


Helena Gerber


Kurt Gloor

More information



Countries of production

Switzerland, West Germany



Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?