FICTION

Kopfstand

Headstand

Ernst Josef Lauscher
A youth, Markus Dorn, hits his mother after she has unjustly accused him of being a drug user. At the police station, he reacts violently to the way he's being questioned and is sent to a mental institution. After two attempts to escape have failed, medicla and electric shock treatment have almost made him passive. An orderly, Brenner, who does his best to prevent this, is fired. A new and young doctor, Dr. Rene is able to stop the "treatment". She discharges Markus. The social Service Agency arranges for him to take care of Mrs. Lydia Mohn. He does this with great devotion and the old lady learns to trust him and to communicate with him. She gives him the home that his moithet failed to gove him.
Technical Data
Running time: 102
Format: Super 16 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1981
Credits
Director(s): Ernst Josef Lauscher
Writer(s): Ernst Josef Lauscher, based on a story by Götz Hagmüller
Cinematographer(s): Anton Peschke
Key cast: Christoph Waltz, Ingrid Burkhard, Rosemarie Müller-Melchers, Elisabeth Epp, Pavel Landovsky, Krista Posch, Heinz Petters
Producer: Herbert Koller