Sand (1971)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Historical Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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In this studied historical thriller, the mind of the killer of a comic writer is explored. It is based on the true story of the murder of August von Kotzebue in 1819. Karl Ludwig Sand, a theology student, did the deed. Viewers of delicate sensitivities may find the scene involving the dissection of a corpse disturbing and uncomfortable. This is the first film directed by stage director Peter Palitzsch, a protégé of Bertolt Brecht.

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investigation, killing, murder, student, writing