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Rest ist Schweigen, Der

Alternative title
Rest is Silence, The
Synopsis
Feature film. A modern reworking of Hamlet set in post-war Germany. A young intellectual, John, grieves for his father whose died in mysterious circumstances. His father’s business is taken over by his brother and John’s mother later marries him. John investigates his father’s death and stages a ballet called ‘The Murder of a Brother’ to help incriminate the murderer.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1959
Duration
104 mins

Credits

Director
Helmut Kaeutner
Producer
Werner Ludwig
Cinematographer
Igor Oberberg
Editor
Claus Dudenhöfer
Music
Bernhard Eichhorn
Costume
Erna Sander
Cast
Hardy KrügerJohn H. Claudius (Hamlet)
Peter Van EyckPaul Claudius (Claudius)
Adelheid SeeckGertrud Claudius (Gertrude)
Rudolf ForsterSanitätsrat von Pohl (Polonius)
Ingrid AndreeFee von Pohl (Ophelia)
Boy GobertMike R. Krantz (Rosencrantz)
Charles RegnierKriminalrat Fortner (Fortinbras)
Erich WeiherFriedhofsgärtner (2) (Gravedigger (2))
Gustl BuschKneipen-Wirtin
Heinz DracheHerbert von Pohl (Laertes)
Joachim WolffFriedhofsgärtner (1) (Gravedigger (1))
Josef SieberWerks-Pförtner
Rainer PenkertMajor Horace (Horatio)
Reinhold NietschmannDr Cornelius (Cornelius)
Richard AllanStanley Goulden (Guildenstern)
Robert MeyneDr Voltman (Voltemand)
Siegfrid SchürenbergJohannes Claudius (Ghost)
Werner SchumacherWerks-Fahrer

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Premiered on 22/7/1959 in Berlin.
Textual information
A filmscript is held by the Hochschule fuer Theater und Film (university of Television and Film) in Munich.

Production Company

Name

Freie Film Produktion

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Bonner Kinemathek

Email
kino@bonnerkinemathek.de
Web
http://www.bonnerkinemathek.de/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49-228 / 46 97 21
Address
Kreuzstraße 16
Bonn-Beuel
53225
Germany

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.de

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