Karl May (film)

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Karl May
Directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Produced by Hans Jürgen Syberberg
Screenplay by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Starring Helmut Käutner
Cinematography Dietrich Lohmann
Edited by Ingrid Broszat
Annette Dorn
TMS Film
Release date
  • 18 October 1974 (1974-10-18)
Running time
135 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German
Budget DM 1.1 million

Karl May is a 1974 West German biographical drama film directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, starring Helmut Käutner as the writer Karl May. It is considered the second part in Syberberg's "German trilogy", preceded by Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King from 1972 and succeeded by Hitler: A Film from Germany from 1977.[1] Filming took place in Vienna from 4 April to 17 May 1974.[2] The budget was 1.1 million Deutsche Mark, of which the broadcaster ZDF provided 700,000 Mark.[3]



  1. ^ "Hans Jürgen Syberberg". Filmportal.de (in German). German Film Institute. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Karl May". Filmportal.de (in German). German Film Institute. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Hiob mit Rosen". Der Spiegel (in German). 1974-09-16. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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