Sunday, September 11, 2016

In the Footsteps of Winnetou

Auf den Spuren Winnetous – German title
In the Footsteps of Winnetou – English title

A 2004 German, United Arab Emirates production [Kalema Media (Abu Dhabi)]
Producer: Axel Klawuhn
Director: Axel Klawuhn
Screenplay: Axel Klawuhn
Cinematography: Thomas Grossmann [black & white, color]
Music: Martin Bottcher
Running time: 47 minutes

Pierre Brice (Pierre de Bris), Lex Barker (Alexander Barker Jr.), Martin Bottcher, Everhardt Dycke, Eva-Ruth Ebner, Götz George, Cary Grant (Archibald Leach), Dragulin Habozin, Herbert Lom (Herbert Schluderpacheru), Karl May, Duna Rajter, Bernhard Schmid, Lothat Schmid, Vladimir Tadej, Marie Versini, Alfred Vohrer, Horst Wendlandt, Matthias Wendlandt, Ralf Wolter

"In the Footsteps of Winnetou" brings back the myth of the Winnetou films. The production company Kalema Media leads "Winnetou" Pierre Brice and "Sam Hawkens" Ralf Wolter after more than 40 years, back to the original sites of the legendary films. Impressive pictures show scenes such as the Plitvice Lakes (the legendary "Silver Lake"), the Mali Alan-rock massif (the characteristic Goldberg "Nugget Tsil"), the Zrmanja Plateau (site of the Apache-pueblos), the Krka Waterfalls (the cascade, where once important movie scenes were shot) and other locations are visited. Besides Brice and Wolter other members of the party remember the "great time of Winnetou". Among them, "Nscho-chi" Marie Versini, the dynamic Götz George, the racy Dunja Rajter, producer Horst Wendlandt and his son Matthias who was responsible for the production, and composer Martin Böttcher, whose melodies Winnetou and Old Shatterhand are part of his legendary portfolio of compositions. Winnetou and his loyal companions are revived in this unique cinematic documentation.

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