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Screen Two: Genghis Cohn


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BBC2's main showcase for new films returns with a controversial drama that caused a stir at its first screening at last year's
London Film Festival. Genghis Cohn , adapted by Stanley Price from a novel by Romain Gary , tackles Germany's post-war rebulldlngand post-holocaust guilt with the comic tale of an ex-SS officer who finds himself possessed by the ghost of a Jewish comedian whose execution he ordered.
" Many people who saw the film said they couldn't enjoy comedy that focuses on a man who shot men, women and children," says Robert Lindsay , who plays the possessed Schatz. "I losta lot of confidence about It until a woman stood up at the end of the London Film Festival screening and announced that she was a holocaust survivor.
She said everyone ought to see Genghis Cohn because it's about forgiveness. I found that extraordinary."
Producer Ruth Caleb ; Director Elijah Moshinsky


Unknown: Genghis Cohn
Adapted By: Stanley Price
Novel By: Romain Gary
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Genghis Cohn
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
OttoSchatZ: Robert Lindsay
GenghisCohn: Antony Sher
Frieda von Stangel: Diana Rigg
John Wells: Himself
Dr Helga Feuchtwanger: Frances de la Tour
Police chief: Robert Lang
Herr Hans-Dieter: Pohl Paulbrooke
Herr Mueller: Patrick Godfrey
Otto Kellner: Roland Davies
Herr Hans Kruger: Matthew Marsh
FrauKruger: Hett Acharnley
Frau Marthe Kellner: Cara Konig
Doctor Brauner: Peter Penry-Jones
Frau Longer: Cheryl Fergison
Lieutenant Guth: Daniel Craig

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