Der Haifischfütterer (The Shark Feeder)
1985, color, 91 min. Feature
Dir.: Erwin Stranka
Script: Erwin Stranka
Camera: Otto Hanisch
Music: Karl-Ernst Sasse
Cast: Andreas Herrmann, Udo Kroschwald, Gabriele Naumann, Kathrin Funke, Ulrike
Kunze, Sabine Unger, Bettina Sonntag.
35mm, no subtitles:
Furniture mover Stefan has 10 days before he must enlist in the army and he
wants to use the military image to cast a shadow that is "greater than himself."
Not only does he boast in the nightclubs, but he also intervenes whenever he
encounters dishonesty and injustice. Aside from that, he checks out all the
girls, as he wants to choose one before he leaves. Julia, his girlfriend up to
that point is a great fusser who won't do, and neither will Doreen, whose dirty
affairs he dislikes. The beautiful Blondi is too stupid for him and Ulrike
declines every stable relationship. In the end, he meets the deaf Maria, whose
cause he begins to support of for whom he finds deep affection. As Stefan boards
the train to leave, Maria stands on the platform, without signing a word.
Instead, she utters his name.