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The era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon. However, Störtebeker is badly wounded in the attempted capture and the pirates suffer ignominious defeat. Not only their ship is down the drain - Störtebeker himself is suddenly plagued by anxiety and doubt about his very existence as a pirate. He is drawn to the beautiful country girl Bille, while Michels gets rebuffed by the friesian princess Okka. In the very moment that the crew have mutinied and co-captain Michels is literally at the end of his tether, they discover on board their ramshackle old tub a most unique wonder weapon. Glory days are quickly revived - until the mighty Hanse consolidate their power and weaponry and go to war against the pirates. Störtebeker and Michels are forced to decide: To live as a farmer or to die as a pirate.

  1. Sven Taddicken

    Director

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  1. Ronald Zehrfeld

    Ronald Zehrfeld

    Klaus Störtebeker

  2. Matthias Schweighöfer

    Matthias Schweighöfer

    Gödeke Michels

  3. Franziska Wulf

    Franziska Wulf

    Bille

  4. Oliver Bröcker

    Oliver Bröcker

    Lupe

  5. Hinnerk Schönemann

    Hinnerk Schönemann

    Keule

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12 Paces without a Head
12 Paces without a Head

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Original Title 12 Meter ohne Kopf

Status Released

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  • May 20, 2011
    Theatrical

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Original Language German

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget $8,500,000.00

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