Der Unhold: The Ogre

Der Unhold: The Ogre


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Based on a novel by French author Michel Tournier, this drama chronicles the redemption of Abel, a French POW responsible for kidnapping dozens of young boys for recruitment by the Nazi SS during WW II. The film opens with black-and-white shots of Abel's childhood in Paris. The year is 1925 and already he has problems getting along with teachers and students. Then he is befriended by the portly young Nestor. Abel loses his only friend during a terrible fire that demolishes the school and leaves him convinced that he has been blessed by fate to survive. Fourteen years quickly pass; the story turns to color, and the now hulking Abel is seen working in a Paris garage. He also spends time with his girlfriend Rachel. It is she who playfully dubs him "ogre" because he is rather rough in bed. Abel has always loved children. He was good friends with little Martine, until she falsely accuses him of rape and he is sent to prison. During the war, he is freed by the German invaders who involve him with the upper echelons of the SS and give him a job as a hunting assistant on Goering's Bavarian estate.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2007
UPC: 0012236215622
Original Release: 1996
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Malkovich Abel Tiffauges
Marianne Sägebrecht Frau Netta
Volker Spengler Hermann Goering
Dieter Laser Prof.Blattchen
Armin Mueller-Stahl Count of Kaltenborn
Gottfried John Chief Forester
Heino Ferch Raufelsen
Agnes Soral Rachel
Daniel Smith Actor
Caspar Salmon Actor

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Chris Auty Associate Producer
Karin Beewen Casting
Claude Berri Executive Producer
Marek Brodski Asst. Director
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Pierre Couveinhes Associate Producer
Bruno de Keyzer Cinematographer
Ezio Frigerio Production Designer
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Marcel Just Asst. Director
Karl Laabs Sound/Sound Designer
Didier Naert Art Director
Michael Nyman Score Composer
Peter Przygodda Consultant/advisor
Lew Rywin Executive Producer
Anna Sheppard Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer
Ingrid Windisch Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ogre
1. Opening Credits [8:46]
2. Accident [9:48]
3. False Accusation [12:49]
4. Return to Camp [13:59]
5. Into the Forest [7:57]
6. Disobeyed Orders [19:48]
7. Examination [7:13]
8. Graduation Ceremony [7:11]
9. Burn Victim [7:50]
10. The Diary [9:26]
11. Battle Stations [10:26]
12. End Credits [2:06]

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