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Director: Roland Klick Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 1970

Starring: Anthony Dawson, Mario Adorf, Marquard Bohm, Mascha Rabben, Sigurd Fitzek

After pulling off a bank robbery two bandits meet in a deserted mining town to divide their loot but an old miner tries to steal it from them.

DEADLOCK is a dark, nihilistic tale of greed, corruption and codes of honor. A chamber play of Beckettian proportions, it is also a psychedelic Western as gritty as they come. The film’s outspoken admirors ranging from Alejandro Jodorowsky to Steven Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino, DEADLOCK never loses pace and moves along with an intensity not to be found again in German film. With a soundtrack by legendary Krautrock band CAN!


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