KNIFE IN THE HEAD
During a raid on a youth center which the police suspect of terrorist sympathies, bio geneticist Hoffmann is shot in the head, losing his memory and his control of language. Still unconscious, he's already caught between the fronts of spiraling violence. Labeled a terrorist by police and media, glorified as a martyr by the left, he struggles to reclaim his past. Was his profession really just a cover for subversive activity, or was he the innocent victim of state-sponsored repression?
The screening on June 27 is part of the HOMAGE REINHARD HAUFF.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Angela Winkler, Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Hönig, Hans Brenner, Udo Samel, Carla Egerer u.a.
Screenplay: Peter Schneider
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Film Editor: Peter Przygodda
Composer: Irmin Schmidt
Production Designer: Heidi Lüdi
Sound: Vladimir Vizner
Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf
Co-Producer: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
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.