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THE HITLER CANTATE

by Jutta Brückner

synopsis

Ursula is obsessed with Hitler, who for her is a lover, father and god. She uses the relationship with her fiancé in the orchestra and becomes an assistant to the well-known composer Hanns Broch, a former communist. Broch is given the honour of writing a cantata for Hitler’s 50th birthday. In the lonliness of a Finnish countryside, Broch gets nearer to Ursula until Broch’s Jewish lover turns up.

international title: The Hitler Cantate
original title: Die Hitlerkantate
country: Germany
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Jutta Brückner
film run: 114'
release date: DE 18/05/2006
screenplay: Jutta Brückner
cast: Lena Lauzemis, Hilmar Thate, Rike Schmid, Arnd Klawitter, Krista Stadler, Andreas Guenther
cinematography by: Thomas Mauch
film editing: Olla Höf
music: Peter Gotthardt
production: Saxonia Media Filmproduktion, ARTE France, À jour Film (DE), KOPPMEDIA (DE), WDR (DE), MDR (DE)
backing: BKM, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
distributor: Movienet Film