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St. Petri Schnee (1991)

In Morwede, a remote Westphalian village, the doctor meets Dr. Amberg in the 1930s.

Director:

Peter Patzak

Writers:

Leo Perutz (novel), Walter Wippersberg
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Cast

Credited cast:
Werner Stocker
Iris Berben
Günter Mack Günter Mack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hartmut Becker ... Fürst Praxatin
Joachim Bißmeier Joachim Bißmeier
Christoph Waltz
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In Morwede, a remote Westphalian village, the doctor meets Dr. Amberg in the 1930s.

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 August 1991 (Germany) See more »

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The movie's OK, but it doesn't match the novel.
19 March 2002 | by Alex KlotzSee all my reviews

You have to be quite grateful if filmmakers choose interesting literary sources, like the novels of Leo Perutz, instead of doing half-heartedly remakes or rip-offs of stuff you've seen a thousand times before. This movie is actually quite well made and better than average, but it loses the overall ambiguity of the novel, not only by concentrating on the love story contained within. But if you don't have any chance to get an english translation of the book - the story is absolutely marvellous and predates the paranoid masterpieces of Philip K. Dick.


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