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Trotta is a 1971 West German film directed by Johannes Schaaf. It is based on the 1938 novel Die Kapuzinergruft (The Emperor's Tomb) by Austrian author Joseph Roth. It was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 45th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not manage to receive a nomination.[1][2] It was also entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

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Directed by Johannes Schaaf
Written by Joseph Roth
Johannes Schaaf
Maximilian Schell
Starring András Bálint
Cinematography Wolfgang Treu
Edited by Dagmar Hirtz
Independent Film
Johannes Schaff Productions
Distributed by Constantin Film
Release date
  • 16 November 1971 (1971-11-16)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Germany
Language German



See alsoEdit


  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 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Trotta". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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