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Der Fussgänger Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Pedestrian (Der Fussganger) was the second filmed directorial effort of German actor Maximillian Schell. Billed third under Gustav Rudolf Sellner and Ruth Hausmeister, Schell plays Andreas Giese, a Krupp-like industrialist whose past suddenly returns to haunt him. A newspaper article reveals that Giese was responsible for the wartime destruction of a Greek village and the wholesale slaughter of the villagers. Whether or not Giese feels remorse for his actions is ultimately beside the point: his family is torn apart and his son kills himself as a result of the accusation. Here as in other films, Schell exhibits his fondness for female European film stars of days gone by: Elizabeth Bergner, Lil (Metropolis) Dagover, Francoise Rosay and Peggy Ashcroft appear in key minor roles. The winner of several international awards and a "best foreign picture" Oscar nominee, The Pedestrian was also produced and written by Schell. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maximilian Schell Best Foreign Language Film 1973 Nominee

Cast

Gila Von Weitershausen
as Karin
Maximilian Schell
as Andreas Giese
Johanna Hofer
as Frau Bergedorf
Lil Dagover
as Frau Eschenlohr
Herbert Mensching
as Reporter
Christian Kohlund
as Erwin Gotz
Françoise Rosay
as Frau Dechamps
Elisabeth Bergner
as Frau Lilienthal
Ruth Hausmeister
as Inge Maria Giese
Elsa Wagner
as Elsa Giese
Franz Seitz
as Dr. Karl Peters
Peter Moland
as Reporter
Alexander May
as Alexander Markowitz
Walter Kohut
as Dr. Rolf Meineke
Sigfrit Steiner
as Auditor
Walter Schmidinger
as Policeman
Angela Salloker
as Herself
Dagmar Hirtz
as Elke Giese
Peggy Ashcroft
as Lady Gray
Norbert Schiller
as Himself
Manuel Sellner
as Hubert Giese
Michael Weinert
as Michael Giese

Crew

Maximilian Schell
Director
Maximilian Schell
Producer
Zev Braun
Producer
Maximilian Schell
Screenwriter
Wolfgang Treu
Cinematographer
Dagmar Hirtz
Editor
Herta Pischinger
Set Designer
Leonhard Gmuer
First Assistant Director
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