The Adventures of Werner Holt

Film

Time Out says

Adaptation of an autobiographical novel by Dieter Noll which sets out to tell it like it was for a young man growing up in Nazi Germany. Painstakingly worthy but excruciatingly long, and hopelessly naive in its characterisation of a hero symbolically torn since childhood between two friends, one who enjoys beating people up, the other preferring such weedy intellectual pursuits as piano-playing. Small surprise when, at long last, our hero wakes up to the truth about concentration camps while serving on the Eastern front, and becomes disaffected from Nazism.

Details

Release details

Duration:
164 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Joachim Kunert
Screenwriter:
Claus Küchenmeister, Joachim Kunert
Cast:
Klaus-Peter Thiele
Manfred Karge
Arno Wyzniewski
Günter Junghans
Peter Reusse
Dietlinde Greiff
Angelica Domröse