Thursday, October 13, 2016

Karl-May-Spiele: (2007) Winnetou I

Karl-May-Spiele: Winnetou I – German title

A 2007 German television production [Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) ]
Producer: Stefan Tietgen
Director: Norbert Schultze Jr.
Story: Winnetou I by Karl May
Teleplay: Michael Stamp
Photography: [color]
Running time: 80 minutes

Winnetou – Erol Sander
Old Shatterhand - Thorsten Nindel
Nscho-tschi - Vanida Karun
Sam Hawkens - Ulli Kinalzik
Santer - Peter Kremer
Capitano - Anderson Farah
Jacques LcClou - Frank Schröder
Rattler - Dirc Simpson
Intschu-tschuna – Joshy Peters
Tangua, Mr. Henry - Matthias Friedrich
Juggle Fred - Rainer König
Klekih-petra, Shemeneto – Burkhard Heim
Rosie - Carmen Rutzel
Captain Everett - Maik Sommer

In the beginning, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand are enemies, but then they become friends and eventually blood brothers. As a surveyor for the Railroad Company Old Shatterhand has as his sidekick the cranky Sam Hawkens. In the Wild West he meets the Apache chief Intshu-tshuna and his son Winnetou. The Indians want to prevent the railroad from laying tracks in their hunting grounds. When Klekih-petra, the white teacher of the Apaches, is killed by Rattler the red men dig up the hatchet. After a bitter fight Old Shatterhand falls into the hands of the Indians, but he wins Winnetou’s confidence. At the Apache Pueblo Shatterhand falls in love with Winnetou’s sister Nscho-chi. But then the unscrupulous gangster Santer and Rattler ensure that Winnetou and Old Shatterhand's fate will forever be intertwined.

Shown on German television June 23, 2007.

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