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Streaming video

Title The Naked Man on the Sports Field
Published DEFA Film Library, 1973
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (97 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Kemmel is almost 40. Although little throws the good-natured sculptor off, he is torn... between wanting to address his generation’s memories of the Holocaust, and disappointment that many people don’t understand his works—despite official programs to bring art to the public. One day, he offers to make a sculpture for the sports field in his hometown. The Wolf/Kohlhaase team based this tongue-in-cheek, episodic film on the life of Werner Stötzer, one of East Germany’s most important sculptors. They interweave personal memories, political defeats and the weight of German history into a nuanced story about the role of art and artists in society. References to other artists—including sculptor Will Lammert, painter Albert Ebert, photographer Einar Schleef and Soviet writer Anatoli Kusnetzov—add contextual layering to cultural debates taking place in early-1970s East Germany
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Dieter Franke, Elsa Grube-Deister, Günter Schubert, Katharina Thalbach, Kurt Böwe, Marga Legal, Martin Trettau, Matti Geschonneck, Rolf Hoppe, Ursula Karusseit, Ursula Werner, Ute Lubosch, Vera Oelschlegel, Werner Stötzer
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1973
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion pictures, German
Foreign films
Motion Pictures
Balts (Indo-European people)
German language
Motion pictures
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Wolf, Konrad, film director
Franke, Dieter, actor
Grube-Deister, Elsa, actor
Schubert, Günter, actor
Thalbach, Katharina, actor
Böwe, Kurt, actor
Legal, Marga, actor
Trettau, Martin, actor
Geschonneck, Matti, actor
Hoppe, Rolf, actor
Karusseit, Ursula, actor
Werner, Ursula, actor
Lubosch, Ute, actor
Oelschlegel, Vera, actor
Stötzer, Werner, actor
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Kanopy (Firm),