Wambo (2001)

TV Movie   |    |  Biography, Drama

Feature Film about the life and death of the famous Bavarian actor Walter Sedlmayr.


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28 December 2003 | TAEMO
A jewel in Germany´s mediocre TV program
This TV Movie about Bavarian actor Walter Sedlmayr (Herbert Stieglmeier in the movie) is very well written and directed and compared to most of Germany´s TV program it was outstanding. The character of Wambo(potbelly) is worked out very good. You get to know the man behind the story very good, his warm sides as well as his bad sides and especially his private life, which was kept very secret. After he was killed, Bavaria was shocked, not only by the brutal murder, but because his homosexuality was revealed ("a real Bavarian man is not gay"). The cast is good, especially Jürgen Tarach. His (Herbert Stieglmeier) acting is great and although he is from Berlin he manages the Bavarian accent very convincing. All in all a very entertaining film I can recommend to everybody.


Release Date:

13 May 2001



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Filming Locations

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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