|Directed by||Michael Verhoeven|
|Produced by||Rob Houwer|
|Written by||Michael Verhoeven|
|Music by||Axel Linstädt|
Film- und Fernsehproduktion Munich
|Running time||79 minutes|
o.k. is a 1970 West German anti-war film directed by Michael Verhoeven. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 43rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination. The film was also entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. However, the competition was cancelled and no prizes were awarded, over controversy surrounding the film.
A four man US fireteam on patrol seizes a passing young Vietnamese girl and continue to torture, rape and kill her. Only one soldier refuses to take part in it and reports this incident to his superior, who dismisses it as simple wartime incident. As a consequence for his report, the soldier has to fear for his life. Later, the perpetrators are convicted, although subsequent appeals reduce their sentences significantly.
The plot takes place in a Bavarian forest and reenacts the 1966 Incident on Hill 192 during the Vietnam War. The soldiers wear US uniforms, have authentic names but speak with a pronounced Bavarian accent - a conscious directing decision known as Brechtian distancing effect.
- Gustl Bayrhammer - Captain Vorst
- Hartmut Becker - Ralph Clarke
- Senta Berger - Herself
- Hanna Burgwitz - Josefine
- Rolf Castell - Reilly
- Wolfgang Fischer - Rafe
- Eva Mattes - Phan Ti Mao
- Ewald Precht - Soldier Diaz
- Vera Rheingold
- Peter van Anft
- Michael Verhoeven - Sven
- Friedrich von Thun - Sergeant Tony Meserve
- Rolf Zacher - Rowan
- List of submissions to the 43rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of German submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- "Berlinale 1970: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
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