1964 in Berlin, not long after the raise of the wall that separated the city: ex-prisoner Bruno is chosen by the eastern secret agency to be sent west with a special order. However as soon as he’s crossed the border, he reports to the police. He claims his order was to kidnap someone, but he doesn’t know who yet. He’s forced to continue feignedly. However the east agents don’t really trust him and play a double game… —IMDb
Roland Klick, born July 4, 1939, in Hof, started to study dramatics and German studies but left university before his graduation to start a career in the film business. In 1962/63, he worked as a cinematographer for Rolf Schünzel’s documentary film “München – Tagebuch eines Studenten” at Deutsches Institut für Film und Fernsehen. Klick then finished his first short films and the 50-minute long feature film “Jimmy Orpheus” (1966) before he made his full-length feature film debut with the drama “Bübchen” (“Little Vampire”) in 1968.
Despite its controversial subject – “Bübchen” tells the story of a ten-year old boy who kills his sister and hides her dead body –, actress Renate Roland won a German film award for her performance, while Klick himself was celebrated by colleagues and critics as one of most promising young directors of German cinema.
Klick’s next film, the thriller “Deadlock” (1970) starring Mario Adorf that was filmed in Israel, was made in a completely different… read more