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Helmut Kautner in Karl May

Karl May

1974 NR

In his last years of life, popular German author Karl May (Helmut Kautner), who gained notoriety for exhilarating Wild West adventure tales, battles slanderous accusations, engages in a messy divorce and maintains that his stories are based on personal experiences. The second installment of filmmaker Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's impressionistic German trilogy, this biopic also stars Kristina Soderbaum, Kathe Gold and Attila Horbiger.