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The Captain from Köpenick

Original title
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Helmut Käutner, Carl Zuckmayer
Music
Bernhard Eichhorn
Cinematography
Albert Benitz
Cast
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Producer
Real-Film GmbH
Genre
Drama | 1900s. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job he doesn't get a pass; and without a pass, he doesn't get a job. He gets into the net of Prussian bureaucracy, and can't see a solution. Until he enters a small Second-Hand Shop, and sees a Prussian Uniform that fits him like a second skin...
Awards
1956: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1956: 5 German Film Awards: including Best Film and Director
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