This off-beat psychological drama by Sohrab Shahid Saless dissects German post-war society with a cutting edge. Herbert is a solid, middle-class engineer who one day quits his job and ensconces himself at home (preferably in the bathroom), refusing to say very much to anyone. His wife is all the more upset at his behavior because on Sunday mornings he goes out into the street and yells at the top of his lungs for everyone to “get up.” Eventually, the hard-working wife who is also earning their support convinces Herbert to go to a clinic for treatment, but will it change him?
Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless.
Writers: Sohrab Shahid Saless, Dieter Reifarth, Bert Schmidt.
Stars: Heinz Lieven, Dorothea Moritz, Ingrid Domann, Peter Schütze, Dagmar Hessenland, Dieter Schaad, Dieter Reifarth, Karl Luzius, Marta Holler, Kurt Schmengler, Klaus Grütz.
1980 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.