The Ogre


1h 58m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The nightmarish saga of a gentle giant, Abel, a French prisoner of war in East Prussia, who is forced by evil circumstances into the task of recruiting young boys to be trained in the Nazi army, with or without their consent. Ordered by the inner sanctum of German leaders, who had redeemed him from

Film Details

Also Known As
Erl Koneg, Le Roi Des Aulnes, Ogre, Roi Des Aulnes, Le
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Kino International
Location
Paris, France; Warsaw, Poland; Babelsberg Studios, Potsdam, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

The nightmarish saga of a gentle giant, Abel, a French prisoner of war in East Prussia, who is forced by evil circumstances into the task of recruiting young boys to be trained in the Nazi army, with or without their consent. Ordered by the inner sanctum of German leaders, who had redeemed him from his former imprisonment, Abel sets out daily from Hermann Goering's hunting lodge, on horseback and accompanied by a pack of Dobermans, to kidnap youngsters from their homes.

Crew

Chris Auty

Associate Producer

Ula Baraniak

Cashier

Karin Beewen

Casting

Werner Bergemann

Costumes

Claude Berri

Executive Producer

Eric Bourges

Construction

Ewa Braun

Set Decorator

Ewa Brodzka

Assistant Location Manager

Marek Brodzki

Assistant Director

Jean-claude Carriere

Screenplay

Isabelle Casez

Other

Barbara Cieslak

Other

Bertrand Clercq-roques

Assistant Art Director

Jim Corcoran

Boom Operator

Pierre Couveinhes

Associate Producer

Arlette Danis

Production Manager

Leo Davis

Casting

Bruno De Keyzer

Director Of Photography

Malgorzata Dedek

Accountant

Roland Dhardiville

Assistant Director

Elzbieta Dmochowska

Extras Casting Assistant

Johanna Doroszkiewicz

Assistant Art Director

Helene Dubreuil

Other

Maria Dziewulska

Makeup Artist

Ezio Frigerio

Production Designer

Nic Gaster

Editor

Maria Gawinska

Makeup Assistant

Arnd Geisheimer

Camera Trainee

Sally Grace

Dialogue Coach

Andreas Grosch

Line Producer

Elzbieta Heleniak

Accounting Assistant

Monika Helmer

Accounting Assistant

Bernhard Henrich

Set Decorator

Thomas Hetzel

Script Supervisor

Dorothea Hildebrandt

Production Manager

Berndt Howeihe

Best Boy

Pierre-alain Hubert

Art Department

Eliane Huss

Art Department Coordinator

Dejan Iriz

Production Assistant

Jan Janik

Location Manager

Johanna Jedlewska

Production

Frank Jordan

Driver

Marcel Just

Assistant Director

Axel Kahnt

Props

Krzysztof Koperski

Lighting Technician

Grazyna Kozlowska

Unit Manager Assistant

Malgozata Kozlowska

Assistant

Hartmut Kraft

Driver

Boguslaw Kurzyk

Construction Coordinator

Karl-heinz Laabs

Sound Mixer

Robert Lecorre

Set Decorator

Michel Lefrancois

Lighting Technician

Daniel Leterrier

Camera Operator

Gudrun Leyendecker

Assistant Costume Designer

Christophe Mazodier

Assistant

Gérard Moulévrier

Casting

Hans Muller

Driver

Horst Muller

Driver

Karin Muller-grunewald

Casting

Didier Naert

Art Director

Zbigniew Nietresta

Grip

Michael Nyman

Music

Jacek Osadowski

Assistant Art Director

Peter Owen

Makeup

Ewa Pfeiffer

Assistant

Joelle Picaud

Location Manager

Marek Pinkowski

Animal Trainer

Bogdan Piotrowski

Assistant Property Master

Thomasz Podlewski

Assistant Art Director

Waldemar Pokromski

Makeup Artist

Andrzej Przestrzelski

Photography

Stephane Quattrehomme

Location Manager

Marek Razniewski

Other

Jacek Ryniewicz

Stunt Coordinator

Lew Rywin

Executive Producer

Grzegorz Rzepecki

Property Master

Lars Sachau

Makeup Assistant

Susann Schimk

Other

Uschi Schlieper

Accountant

Volker Schlöndorff

Screenplay

Anna Sheppard

Costume Designer

Dorothee Specht

Production Coordinator

Michael Spreer

Driver

Malgorzata Stefaniak

Costume Designer

Daniela Stenger

Assistant Director

Kazimierz Stys

Assistant Property Master

Michael Sutor

Photography

Michal Szczerbic

Production Manager

Andrzej Szenajch

Costume Designer

Magdalena Szwarchart

Casting Director

Ryszard Szymanski

Grip

Jeremy Thomas

Executive Producer

Julia Thomas

Props

Julia Thomas

Driver

Michel Tournier

Source Material (From Novel)

Karzyna Trocka

Other

Karl-heinz Uebelmann

Storyboard Artist

Joost Van Der Velden

Art Department

Albert Vasseur

Key Grip

Adam Wachol

Other

Antoni Warchot

Special Effects Coordinator

Ingrid Weiss

Wardrobe

Waldemar Weiss

Construction Coordinator

Gerd Willert

Boom Operator

Ingrid Windisch

Producer

Sebastian Winkels

Other

Kazimierz Wroblewski

Special Effects Assistant

Axel Zornow

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
Erl Koneg, Le Roi Des Aulnes, Ogre, Roi Des Aulnes, Le
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Kino International
Location
Paris, France; Warsaw, Poland; Babelsberg Studios, Potsdam, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 8, 1999

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Winter December 11, 1998

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.

Principal photography occurred in two parts: July 25 through September 1, 1995 in Germany and France and resumed October 17 through December 7 in Poland and Germany.

Began shooting July 25, 1995.

Completed shooting December 8, 1995.

Studio Babelsberg is Volker Schlondorff's production company.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.)

Released in United States January 8, 1999 (New Beverly Cinema; Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 11, 1998 (NY)