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Der stille Ozean (1983)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ... Dr. Ascher
Marie-France Pisier ... Florence
Johannes Thanheiser Johannes Thanheiser ... Rogy
Bruno Dallansky ... Hofmeister
Marius Cella Marius Cella ... Lüscher
Bert Breit Bert Breit ... Zeiner
Maria Emo ... Witwe Egger
Paola Loew ... 1. Schwester
Maria Martina Maria Martina ... 2. Schwester
Gerlinde Ully Gerlinde Ully ... Regina
Liliana Nelska Liliana Nelska ... Frau Melzer
Emanuel Schmied Emanuel Schmied ... Gendarm Hofmeister
Herbert Steinmetz Herbert Steinmetz ... Arzt
Hans-Georg Nenning Hans-Georg Nenning ... Schlachter (as Georg Nenning)
Sepp Löwinger Sepp Löwinger ... Bestatter
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Drama

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Country:

Austria | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 March 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Obergreith, Steiermark, Austria See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hanno Pöschl plays a likeable man for a change
27 June 2002 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

Hanno Pöschl can be seen here as the main character, and as such he, who usually plays the bad guy or the grumpy neighbour, is somebody with whom we feel sympathy. He does his job quite well because he doesn't need to open his mouth very often.

Pöschl plays Dr. Ascher, a doctor who leaves his French wife to live in the deserted loneliness of the countryside because of bad malpractice he has committed and cannot forgive himself. Death and madness seem to haunt him, people die and foxes are shot because of rabies.

One of Xaver Schwarzenberger's first movies, photographed in black and white, Der Stille Ozean is the adaptation of a novel by Gerhard Roth. The movie doesn't get across quite clearly what the point of the novel is but it is atmospheric and skilfully filmed without making much fuss. A quiet, melancholic piece of work.


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