Goetz von Berlichingen of the Iron Hand (1979 film)

Goetz von Berlichingen of the Iron Hand (German: Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand) is a 1979 German-Yugoslavian historical adventure film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Raimund Harmstorf, Michèle Mercier and Sky du Mont. It is an adaptation of the 1773 play Götz von Berlichingen by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[1]

Goetz von Berlichingen of the Iron Hand
Directed by
Produced byTheo Maria Werner
Written by
Music byErnst Brandner
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke
Edited byAnnemarie Rokoss
  • Regina Films
  • Viktoria-Film
  • Jadran Film
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
19 January 1979
Running time
102 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Yugoslavia

The film's sets were designed by the art director Nino Borghi. Location shooting took place around various sites in Salzburg and in Zagreb in Croatia.

Main cast


  1. Goble p.481


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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