Ansichten eines Clowns (1975)

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  • Heinrich Böll: Ansichten eines Clowns Alternative
  • The Clown Alternative


Story of one afternoon in the life of Hans Schnier, who returns to Bonn where he grew up during and after the war. The visit brings back bitter memories of his sister's death due to his mother's Nazi fanaticism, and his first love Marie, whom he loses to her faith by refusing to marry her in church.

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