Genghis Cohn (1993)





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Many years before, police commissioner Otto Schatz (Robert Lindsay) was an ardent participant in the Nazi experience, and he still cherishes a profound (and secret) affection for Hitler. Now it is 1958, and all that is over and done with. He just does his job in a small Bavarian town in an ordinary way. Lately, however, he has been having some strange experiences. In fact, he's getting quite a taste for such classic kosher dishes as chopped liver and gefilte fish. It seems that he is being haunted by the ghost of a Jewish ventriloquist named Genghis Cohn (Anthony Sher) whose anti-Nazi routines earned him an early visit to the gas chambers. Together, this unlikely pair sets out to solve a serial killing. This odd comedy is based on the novel The Dance of Genghis Cohn by Romain Gary. One highlight of the film is lively performance by Diana Rigg as a man-hungry matron with lofty cultural pretensions. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Comedy , Drama
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Robert Lindsay
as Otto Schatz
Antony Sher
as Genghis Cohn
Diana Rigg
as Frieda von Stangel
John Wells
as Dr. Eckhardt
Robert Lang
as Police chief
Frances De La Tour
as Dr. Helen Feuchtwanger
Paul Brooke
as Interior Minister
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