7.4/10
184
2 user 2 critic

Der Tanz mit dem Teufel - Die Entführung des Richard Oetker (2001)

Reviews
7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Der letzte Zeuge (1998–2006)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The last witness is a crime series aired by the Second German Television. It's about a medical examiner, dr. Robert Kolmaar, embodied by Ulrich Mühe.

Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Gesine Cukrowski, Jörg Gudzuhn
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Peter Keglevic
Stars: Christoph Waltz, Mariella Ahrens, Wolfgang Bathke
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Stephan Wagner
Stars: Christoph Waltz, Anica Dobra, Armin Rohde
Der Fall Gehring (TV Movie 2003)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Markus Imboden
Stars: Susanne Schäfer, Christoph Waltz, Hermann Lause
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follows a divorced couple and their separate, cyclonic sexual escapades, and all of the spin offs.

Director: Marc Rothemund
Stars: Christoph Waltz, Heio von Stetten, Ann-Kathrin Kramer
Das jüngste Gericht (TV Movie 2008)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Urs Egger
Stars: Tobias Moretti, Silke Bodenbender, Christoph Waltz
Dorian (2004)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A modern retelling of the Oscar Wilde novel.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ethan Erickson, Victoria Sanchez
Stauffenberg (TV Movie 2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1944, in fear of a complete German defeat in the World War II, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (... See full summary »

Director: Jo Baier
Stars: Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Hardy Krüger Jr.
Das Geheimnis im Wald (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A girl disappears on her way to school. The prime suspect is Hans Kortman a former teacher, who spent the last 15 years in prison for the murder of his 15 year old student Melanie Bauer. But Kortman is declaring his innocence.

Director: Peter Keglevic
Stars: Pierre Besson, Christoph Waltz, Sophie von Kessel
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tobias Moretti ... Georg Kufbach
Sebastian Koch ... Richard Oetker
Christoph Waltz ... Dieter Cilov
Günther Maria Halmer ... Heinz Stegmayr
Sophie von Kessel ... Christine
Ann-Kathrin Kramer Ann-Kathrin Kramer ... Lena
Erich Hallhuber Erich Hallhuber ... Schumann
Michael Mendl ... Richter
Hanns Zischler ... Oetkers Anwalt
Bernd Dechamps Bernd Dechamps ... Kollege Wels
Dieter Kirchlechner ... Verteidiger
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Staatsanwalt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carola Bambas
Andreas Borcherding Andreas Borcherding ... Sicherheitsberater
Thomas Darchinger
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 November 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando con el diablo - El secuestro de Richard Oetker See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While Richard Oetker allowed the producers to use his name, the names of the kidnapper and the investigators are invented to protect their personality rights. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the 1970s, but in several scenes in the hospital, medicine packages have a "Grüner Punkt" logo (green point). This recycling-company was founded in the early 90s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good mixture of atmosphere and suspense
10 June 2007 | by reeba76See all my reviews

Kidnapped on the 14th of December 1976 and released after 21 millions of German mark was delivered as ransom money, Richard Oetker became one of Germany's most famous kidnappees. More than twenty years passed until the case could be completely closed.

This production for German TV, 'Der Tanz mit dem Teufel' (Dance with the devil), succeeds both in showing the mere events and giving an impression of the late 1970's when Germany was facing a series of kidnappings unknown so far, some related to the RAF. The movie is based on reports of officers in charge and on Oetker's memory, who still suffers from the after-effects of his captivity. Oetker's suffering is clearly depicted but never used to demand the audience's pity.

Sebastian Koch as Oetker, Tobias Moretti as Georg Kufbach and Christoph Waltz as Dieter Cilov - all on top of my list of German and Austrian actors - do a wonderful job. However, if you like to watch the movie in the German original version - in classes for example - subtitles are recommended, as the pronunciation is quite genuine: fast and slurred.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed