About the film
The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach
Release Date: April 14, 1971
|Production Companies||:||Hallelujah-Film GmbH|
|Writers||:||Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta|
An intriguing Hans Christian Anderson-style fairy tale aesthetic and voice over narration. Sudden Wealth is a despairing chronicle of a group of starving peasants who finally seize governmental wealth like a dysfunctional group of Robin Hood's Merry Men, only to be betrayed by their inescapable selves and systematically dehumanized (think bucolic Orwell) and reprogrammed by what we'll put under the rubric of God and Country.