The great actor Kirk Douglas has embodied so many heroic characters – from Spartacus to van Gogh. He became unforgettable with films like Young Man With A Horn and Gunfight At the O.K. Coral. But he has rarely played a role so similiar to his own personality as in his film Diamonds: It is that of the eternal seeker who finally rediscovers his Jewish and proletarian roots in the autumn of his life, after a helicopter accident and a stroke which almost deprived him of the ability to speak. We watch him during the shooting in Reno with Lauren Bacall and we also go back to his roots and visit his birthplace in Amsterdam – a small town in the state of New York.
Author and Director Georg Stefan Troller
Director of Photography Stefan Schindler, Bernd Meiners
Sound Mixer Claudia Katayanagi
Editor Gaby Kull-Neujahr
Music Thomas Osterhoff, Harald Kloser
Technical Supervisor Bjoern Jensen
Production Manager Steffi Kullen
Supervising producer Bjoern Jensen
Coproducer Hubert von Spreti (BR), Laura Cheshire
Producer Joerg Bundschuh
A Kick Film production in coproduction with BR
Financially supported by Filmfernsehfonds Bayern
"I made so many movies, sometimes three or four a year, so I didn't have the time to sit down and think about myself. But I think it's very important for everybody to take inventory of themselves, to get to know themselves, to find out that you like yourself".
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