The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)

The Axe of Wandsbek





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In this tragic true story based on the novel by Arnold Zweig, a butcher was called upon to execute four Communists with a meat axe in 1938 because the normal executioner was ill. When author Zweig read about the execution, and then later read about the suicide of a butcher later in the same year, he came to the realization that both butchers were the same person, and he wrote this story. In the film Erwin Geschonneck plays the butcher who suffers miserably from his act and he is not alone in his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Sep 15, 2009



as Albert Teetjen

as Stine Teetjen
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