WriterVojtech Jasny, Heinrich Boll Release date1976 Initial releaseJanuary 14, 1976 (West Germany) CastHelmut Griem (Hans Schnier), Hanna Schygulla (Marie), Eva Maria Meineke (The Mother), Hans Christian Blech (Derkum), Jan Niklas (Leo, Hans’ Bruder), Helga Anders (Sabine) Similar moviesRelated Vojtech Jasny movies
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The Clown (German: Ansichten eines Clowns) is a 1976 West German film directed by Vojtěch Jasný. It is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.