• User
    Score

Overview

The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for political reasons; she eventually confronts him with his opportunism and hypocrisy. It is a sardonic portrayal of the German Democratic Republic's judicial system and its social implications. The film was banned by officials as an anti-socialist, pessimistic and revisionist attack on the state. It henceforth lent its name to all the banned films of 1965, which became known as the "Rabbit Films." After its release in 1990, The Rabbit Is Me earned critical praise as one of the most important and courageous works ever made in East Germany. It was screened at The Museum of Modern Art in 2005 as part of the film series Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany.

  1. Kurt Maetzig

    Director, Writer

  2. Manfred Bieler

    Novel, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Angelika Waller

    Angelika Waller

    Maria Morzeck

  2. Alfred Müller

    Alfred Müller

    Paul Deister

  3. Ilse Voigt

    Ilse Voigt

    Tante Hete

  4. Wolfgang Winkler

    Wolfgang Winkler

    Dieter Morzeck

  5. Carmen-Maja Antoni

    Carmen-Maja Antoni

    Schulfreundin

Full Cast & Crew

The Rabbit Is Me
The Rabbit Is Me

Recommendations

Facts

Original Title Das Kaninchen bin ich

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 25, 1965
    12
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Children 12 or older admitted, children between 6 and 11 only when accompanied by parent or a legal guardian.

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

100

Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page