Film - Homage | Reinhard Hauff Filmfest 2017


Directed by Reinhard Hauff


Director: Reinhard Hauff
Section: Homage | Reinhard Hauff
Country: Federal Republic of Germany
Year: 1989
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Götz George, Miguel Ángel Solá, Julio De Grazia, Álex Benn, Emilia Mazer u.a.



Argentina, 1980: German émigré Johann Neudorf, kidnapped by the Nazis and given up for adoption, turns a blind eye to the human rights abuses of the fascist junta until his own daughter Laura disappears. He goes in search of her, finding her dead body in a morgue. Apparently Laura had a baby in captivity. Johann sets out to find the junta officer who has his grandson.

Meet the director


Reinhard Hauff

Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.


Screenplay: Dorothee Schön
Director of Photography: Hector Morini, Jaroslav Kucera
Film Editor: Heidi Handorf
Composer: Marcel Wengler
Production Designer: Marta Albertinazzi, Karel Vacek
Costume Design: Ana Tasaki, Jarmila Konecna
Sound: Jose Luis Diaz, Hubert Henle, Christian Moldt, Bruno Nellessen
Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf, Hector Oliviera, Chr. Holch/ZDF
Production Company: Bioskop-Film GmbH
Distributor: STUDIOCANAL GmbH