GER 1964, 16 min
Roland Klick chases young Otto Sander through the tristesse of a small farming village. A masterpice and short film classic!
A young man (Otto Sander’s first role) cycles into the village. He passes a herd of cows and two women picking up stones from the fields with their aprons rolled up. His bike is stolen from him while he is playing soccer with some village boys. He chases the thief through the yards and barns of the village. “LUDWIG already shows all the characteristic elements of Roland Klick’s later works: the accuracy of observation, the sometimes shocking cut, the explanation of a character through action and not through words, the emphasis on the physical, the action” (Rudolf Worschech), even the barren landscape and the cold, glaring light of the sun at its zenith at noon.
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Language: German, Subtitles: English
Director, Screenplay, Editor and Music
Otto Sander, Elke van Schoor
Director of Photography
Jochen M. Cerhak, Roland Klick
Atlas-Film, Roland Klick Filmproduktion
LUDWIG has been released on the DVDs ROLAND KLICK – THE HEART IS A HUNGRY HUNTER and ROLAND KLICK FILME in the Roland Klick - DVD-Collection as well as on the single DVDs DAS KINO DES ROLAND KLICK and WHITE STAR.
35mm (contact Deutsche Kinemathek)