The Red Cockatoo

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In the spring of 1961, twenty-year-old Siggi (Max Riemelt) comes to Dresden. He falls head over heels in love with the young poet Luise (Jessica Schwarz). Through her, he not only gets to know the notorious dance club “Roter Kakadu”, but also the fun-loving Wolle (Ronald Zehrfeld) – her husband. In the “Red Cockatoo” a completely new, fascinating world opens up to Siggi. But that’s not all: full of hunger for freedom and self-realization, the clique is increasingly cornered by state security – until Siggi takes a decisive step…

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Production Companies
  • X Filme Creative Pool
  • GFP
  • Seven Pictures, Sat.1
Producer

Manuela Stehr

Co-Producer

David Groenewold

Director

Dominik Graf

Script
  • Karin Ĺström
  • Michael Klier
  • Günter Schütter (revision)
Director of photography

Benedikt Neuenfels

Sound

Rainer Haase

Sound design

Christoph von Schönburg

Re-recording mixer

Martin Steyer

Production design

Claus Jürgen Pfeiffer

Costume design

Barbara Grupp

Hair and Make-Up

Suse Bock

Kata Nädelin

Editor
Christel Suckow
Composition

Dieter Schleip

Casting

An Dorthe Braker

Cast
  • Max Riemelt
  • Jessica Schwarz
  • Ronald Zehrfeld
  • Tanja Schleiff
  • Ingeborg Westphal
  • Peter Schneider
  • Kathrin Angerer
  • Devid Striesow
  • Heiko Senst
  • Klaus Manchen