The Clown (1976 film)

The Clown (German: Ansichten eines Clowns) is a 1976 West German film directed by Vojtěch Jasný. It is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1]

Ansichten eines Clowns
Ansichten eines Clowns 1976 film poster.jpg
Directed byVojtěch Jasný
Produced byHeinz Angermeyer
Written by
Music byEberhard Schoener
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byDagmar Hirtz
Heinz Angermeyer GmbH
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 14 January 1976 (1976-01-14)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2008.

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