Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (1975)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Prison Film  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this prison drama, Franz Blum (Jurgen Prochnow) goes from being a fairly ordinary middle-class man to a hardened convict. Sent to prison for participating in a bank robbery, he learns how to use blackmail and graft in order to survive the harsh life he encounters "inside." The screenplay was written by ex-prisoner Burkhard Driest (who plays a prison bully in the movie), and is based on his own experiences.

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blackmail, convict, prison, robbery, survivor