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The Axe of Wandsbek

1951 Rated NR 1hr 50m

When local Nazi officials offer to make his severe financial troubles go away, small-town butcher and ordinary German citizen Albert Teetjen (Erwin Geschonneck) reluctantly agrees to execute four Communists in return for the favor. But regret soon consumes the butcher, and broken Nazi promises drive the man to another desperate act. Falk Harnack directs this dark drama based on the novel by Arnold Zweig.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; short film on Falk Harnack; essay on Arnold Zweig; cast and crew information.