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One year later, Wolf-Eckart Bühler then condensed the essence of Hayden’s autobiography “Wanderer” into DER HAVARIST (West Germany 1983, 4.10.). With Burkhard Driest, Rüdiger Vogler and Hannes Wader, a total of three different actors interpret various moments from Hayden’ life, although here too the era of the Black List and his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee represent the heart of the film. “A literary adaptation, far-reaching analysis, political learning play, digression into film noir, in the spirt of Straub & Huillet, Brecht, Peter Weiss, and Keller’s ‘Der grüne Heinrich’. A political film – today more than ever. Conformity and self-betrayal are everywhere.” (Alf Mayer) Both films will be presented by Wolf-Eckart Bühler. (hb)

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