About the film
Der Mann, dem man den Namen stahl
Release Date: March 01, 1945
|Production Companies||:||Tobis Filmkunst|
|Producers||:||Bernhard F. Schmidt|
|Writers||:||Wolfgang Staudte, Josef Maria Frank|
During his trip to the city, a naïve man from the countryside falls victim to a thief who steals his wallet. Since all his personal documents were in it, he not only looses his money but also his identity. The thief turns out to be a cunning con man, who uses the papers for his criminal schemes. Soon enough, a warrant is issued, and eventually both men – the thief and the innocent guy – are arrested. But since all the red tape of the government causes even more confusion, the odyssey of the victim searching for his lost identity has just started.