Der Stich des Skorpions

TV-Movie | DE 2004 | 89'

  • Sunday, 20. June 2004 20:00 hrs

1964: Wolfgang Stein tries to cross the border between East and West Germany with forged papers. The attempt fails, Stein is incarcerated and subjected to near fatal torture. At the beginning of the 70’s he is bought free and sets up a successful organization to help others flee the GDR. The Stasi launches Operation Scorpion – objective: Stein’s liquidation. But it isn’t until after the fall of the Berlin wall that Stein realizes who his real enemies are. With a bravura performance by Jörg Schüttauf as Stein, DER STICH DES SKORPION explores a little-known chapter in the murky zone of East/West German relations in a suspenseful thriller about friendship, honor and betrayal.

Director
Stephan Wagner
Script
Holger Karsten Schmidt based on the novella »Ich war Staatsfeind Nr. 1«
Photography
Thomas Benesch
Editor
Gunnar Wanne-Eickel
Music
Irmin Schmidt
Sound
Rolf W. Hapke
Casting
Anja Dihrberg
Production Design
Uwe Riemer
Principal Cast
Jörg Schüttauf, Martina Gedeck, Matthias Brandt, Volkmar Kleinert, Hannes Jaenicke, Matthias Brenner, Ulrike Krumbiegel
Producer
Nina Lenze
Executive Producer
Sytze van der Laan
Commissioning Editor WDR
Michael André
Commissioning Editor ARTE
Dr. Andreas Schreitmüller
Production
Studio Hamburg Produktion for WDR/ARTE supported by Filmstiftung NRW

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Selected filmography Stephan Wagner

BLOCH – FLECK AUF DER HAUT (2004), EUROPE 99EURO-FILMS2 (ALTE WÄSCHE) (2003), DIENSTREISE – WAS FÜR EINE NACHT (2002), LIEBESTOD (2000), KUBANISCH RAUCHEN (1999), DER TAXICHAUFFEUR (1995)