CH 2016 84'
Director: Karl Ulrich Schnabel
Script: Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Herta Pauli, Margot Rossnitz, Elizabeth Rostra
Camera: Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Fritz Arno Wagner
Sound: Pezer Mlynar, Vladislav Kvapil
Art direction:: Margarethe Adele Hammerschmid, Lotte Lubinski, Aube Tzerko
Editing:: Raff Fluri
Music:: Robert Israel
Production:: Raff Fluri
With: Franz Schnyder, Stefan Schnabel, Wolf-Wolfgang Guth, Elfriede Gärtner
In 1931, the young piano teacher Karl Ulrich Schnabel decided to make a film. With modest means but strong support from his friends and family, he shot an early adaption of the fairy tale “The Cold Heart” in the surroundings of Berlin. Franz Schnyder, later one of the most successful Swiss directors, starred among a group of young people having their careers ahead of them. Due to political events in 1933, the film could never been finished until its discovery by a Swiss filmmaker some 80 years later.