Invincible (2001 drama film)

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Invincible (Unbesiegbar) is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog.wikipedia
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Werner Herzog

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Invincible (Unbesiegbar) is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog.
Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lessons of Darkness (1992), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), My Best Fiend (1999), Invincible (2000), Grizzly Man (2005), Encounters at the End of the World (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010).

Tim Roth

The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe. Hanussen (an allusion to the real-life figure Erik Jan Hanussen, played by Tim Roth), an epic con-man and supposed mystic, runs a cabaret variety show.
Roth's other notable films include Captives (1994), Little Odessa (1994), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Gridlock'd (1997), Deceiver (1997), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Planet of the Apes (2001), Invincible (2001), Funny Games (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Arbitrage (2012), Broken (2012), Selma (2014) and 600 Miles (2016).

Klaus Badelt

The film features original score composed by German film composer Hans Zimmer, co-written with fellow composer Klaus Badelt.

Anna Gourari

The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe.
In 2001 she played a star role in Werner Herzog's movie Invincible.

Jouko Ahola

The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe. Zishe Breitbart (Jouko Ahola) is the son of an Orthodox Jewish blacksmith in rural Poland.
So far, his most notable roles have been in Kingdom of Heaven, Bad Day to Go Fishing, War of the Dead and Invincible.

Max Raabe

The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe.
Raabe has also made a number of cameo appearances as a stereotypical 1920s and 1930s singer and entertainer in a number of films by German directors, such as Der bewegte Mann (1994; English title "Maybe, Maybe Not"), Werner Herzog's Invincible (2001), and Wenzel Storch's Die Reise ins Glück (2004).

Zishe Breitbart

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While basing his story on the real-life figure Zishe Breitbart (a.k.a. Siegmund Breitbart), Herzog uses the bare facts of Breitbart's life to weave fact and fiction (e.g., the story is set in 1932 Berlin, a full seven years after Breitbart's death in 1925) to create an allegory of human strength, knowing oneself with honesty and pride in one's heritage.
Breitbart was played by Finnish strongman Jouko Ahola in a highly fictionalized account of his life in Werner Herzog's 2001 film Invincible.

Erik Jan Hanussen

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Hanussen (an allusion to the real-life figure Erik Jan Hanussen, played by Tim Roth), an epic con-man and supposed mystic, runs a cabaret variety show.

Joe Bini

As a film editor, he has collaborated with Werner Herzog on twenty-seven documentaries and feature films in twenty years, including: Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), Invincible (2001), Grizzly Man (2005), Rescue Dawn (2007), and Encounters at the End of the World (2007), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Roger Ebert

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On one end of the spectrum, Roger Ebert said it was one of the best movies of the year:
He conducted an onstage public "conversation" with Herzog at the Telluride Film Festival in 2004, after a screening of Herzog's film Invincible at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival.

Jews

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The film tells the story of a Jewish strongman in Germany.

Film score

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The film features original score composed by German film composer Hans Zimmer, co-written with fellow composer Klaus Badelt.

Hans Zimmer

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The film features original score composed by German film composer Hans Zimmer, co-written with fellow composer Klaus Badelt.

The Pledge (film)

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Along with films like The Pledge (also co-written with Zimmer) this marks one of the first projects of Badelt into the feature film industry, and one of several collaborations with Herzog as well.

Film industry

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Along with films like The Pledge (also co-written with Zimmer) this marks one of the first projects of Badelt into the feature film industry, and one of several collaborations with Herzog as well.

Poland

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Zishe Breitbart (Jouko Ahola) is the son of an Orthodox Jewish blacksmith in rural Poland.

Shtetl

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A talent agent sees how strong Breitbart is in his Jewish shtetl home and convinces him to move to Berlin, where he can find work as a strongman.

Berlin

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A talent agent sees how strong Breitbart is in his Jewish shtetl home and convinces him to move to Berlin, where he can find work as a strongman.

Confidence trick

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Hanussen (an allusion to the real-life figure Erik Jan Hanussen, played by Tim Roth), an epic con-man and supposed mystic, runs a cabaret variety show.

Northern Europe

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Hanussen gives Breitbart a blonde wig and a Nordic helmet and calls him "Siegfried" so as to identify him with the Aryan notion of physical superiority.