Large ring with an outer loop
|Original title||Large ring with an outer loop|
|Country of production||Germany|
|Age rating||FSK 6|
|script||Heinz Oskar Wuttig|
Large ring with outer loop is an entertainment film by German-Russian director Eugen York from 1966. Gustav Knuth plays a tram driver in Berlin. The strip, conceived as a television film, is based on a radio play published in the 1950s.
The tram driver Franz Lehmhuhn has his heart in the right place. He doesn't let anything come up to his job, which he loves above all else. He proudly steers his car into the "outer loop" to the new suburb where Hilde Sperling runs a kiosk. The widower and father of two children fell in love with the woman. One day they want to deny him his fitness as a driver because of an old knee injury. He is up against what he sees as an unjust decision. Even the termination without notice and a few days in prison did not dissuade him from fighting for his professional rehabilitation by all means. He doesn't even shrink from kidnapping a tram.
Screenwriter Heinz Oskar Wuttig wrote the material back in the 1950s, which was first broadcast as a radio play by ARD on Hessischer Rundfunk in 1954 . Wuttig reworked the piece for the TV version (shot in 1965).
The outdoor scenes were filmed in West Berlin a year before the tram traffic was shut down on October 2, 1967 and are therefore considered to be a contemporary document.
In November 1966, in the comic series " Suske en Wiske " in Belgium, a volume with the title "Wattman" appeared, in which a tram driver who was also dismissed kidnapped a tram and used it to drive through the city (Antwerp) at night, transporting random passers-by.
"Humorous folk piece by the courageous little man who asserts himself against bureaucratic superiors after all sorts of injustices."
- ARD audio play database
- Large ring with outer loop in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Large ring with an outer loop in the online film database
- Lexicon of television games. De Gruyter publishing house; Edition: Reprint 2011 (January 1, 1991), p. 238. ISBN 3-598-10921-0