Release date1998 WriterDani Levy, Thomas Schlesinger (script consultant), Maria Schrader AwardsGerman Film Award for Best Score, German Film Award for Best Leading Actress CastMaria Schrader (Lena Katz), Dani Levy (David Fish), David Strathairn (Charles Kaminski), Nicole Heesters (Lenas Mutter), Lukas Ammann (Max Weiss), Wichart von Roëll (Polizeichef) Similar moviesRelated Dani Levy movies
Maria schrader meschugge the giraffe
Meschugge (English title - The Giraffe) is a 1998 German thriller film directed by Dani Levy and set during World War II. The German title roughly translates as "crazy". The English title refers to the nickname of a character who was once in charge of the Treblinka extermination camp. The film features mainly English dialogue, though it features German dialogue as well.
Maria schrader and dani levy in meschugge the giraffe
Maria Schrader as Lena Katz
Lukas Ammann as Eliah Goldberg
Lynn Cohen as Mrs Fish
Dani Levy as David Fish
David Strathairn as Charles Kaminski
Nicole Heesters as Lena's mother
Variety gave a mixed review, calling the film "slickly shot" though criticising the plot and dialogue as "ordinary". The New York Times was much more critical, stating the English dialogue seemed like "badly translated German" and the plots "breathless incoherence [was] matched only by its wild implausibility."