Day of the Idiots

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Day of the Idiots
Screenshot of Carole Bouquet
Directed by Werner Schroeter
Produced by Karel Dirka, Peter Genée, Harald Kügler
Written by Dana Horaková. Werner Schroeter
Starring Carole Bouquet, Ingrid Caven, Christine Kaufmann
Music by Peer Raben
Cinematography Ivan Slapeta
Edited by Catherine Brasier-Snopko
Distributed by OKO-Film
Release date
West Germany: March 26, 1982
Running time
110 min.
Country West Germany
Language German

Day of the Idiots (German: Tag der Idioten) is a 1981 West German psychological fantasy film drama directed and written by Werner Schroeter. It stars Carole Bouquet as a disturbed mental patient with an inclination to remove her clothes and Ingrid Caven as Dr. Laura and Christine Kaufmann as Ruth.

The film was nominated for a Golden Palm Award at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival[1] and won best film at the 1982 German Film Awards going to director Werner Schroeter.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Day of the Idiots". Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 

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