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Title The tango player = Der Tangospieler
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 120 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Disenchanted and bitterly resentful, the historian Dr. Dallow has been released after 21 months in prison for playing piano in a subversive student cabaret. He refuses the Stasi's offer to help him get his university position back in exchange for becoming an informant. He lives in increasing isolation and despair as he tries to deal with the hypocritical social system and the injustice done to him. Things change after Soviet tanks roll into Prague in August 1968. The film, including original footage from the 68 invasion in Prague, is based on Christoph Hein's novella that first broached two taboo topics in East German literature: the Stasi and Soviet repression of the Prague Spring
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1991
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject German literature -- Germany (East) -- Drama.
Ex-convicts -- Drama.
Historians -- Drama.
Social systems -- Drama.
USSR -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Drama.
Form Streaming video
Author Graf, Roland, director
Gwisdek, Michael, 1942- actor
Harfouch, Corinna, actor
Beyer, Hermann, actor
Prager, Peter, actor
Sodann, Peter, actor
Schwarz, Jaecki, 1946- actor
Baumann, Hilmar, 1939- actor
Burch, Jeanine, actor
Göss, Ruth, actor
Klein, Katrin, actor
Glowalla, Klaus, actor
Poolman, Marylu, 1936-2004, actor
Annette, Jürgen Zartmann, actor
Büschelberger, actor
Simonides Günther Schörg, actor
Hein, Christoph, 1944- Tangospieler, Film adapations
Kanopy (Firm)
Other Titles Der Tangospieler