Brotherhood - The Legend of Winnetou Returns
|Title:||Brotherhood - The Legend of Winnetou Returns|
|Original title:||Winnetou - Die Legende kehrt zurück|
|Format:||3 x two hours, HD|
Wotan Wilke Möhring (25 km/h)
Jürgen Vogel (THE WAVE, THE FREE WILL)
|Directed by:||Philipp Stölzl (NORTH FACE, THE PHYSICIAN)|
|Produced by:||Rat Pack in co-production with Beta Film, Rialto Film, Mythos Film and Tabbenoca for RTL|
Brotherhood - The Legend of Winnetou ReturnsWith over 200 million copies sold worldwide, Karl May's Wild West tales allowed generations of readers of all ages to swap their daily grind against great adventures, heroes and villains and the vast open space. Now comes the adaptation for the 21st century.
The Wild West in the 1860s: Karl May, an enthusiastic engineer from Europe arrives in the U.S. He is ready to help bring the benefits of progress to this breathtaking, seemingly untamed wilderness. With the best of intentions, he must soon realize that the riches this young country has to offer also invite the demons of the old continent. Greed drives most of his peers and violently disrupts many of the natives. On his first trip to the desert, Karl May is injured and taken prisoner by the son of the Apache chief, Winnetou. He is nursed back to health by Winnetou's beautiful sister Nscho-tschi, and the two fall in love. Karl is expected to survey land belonging to the Apaches – a dangerous undertaking. But just when he succeeds in bringing the Apaches and Whites together, bloodshed once again separates the two warring factions in anticipation of fiercer battles to be waged.
May, who is given the honorary title “Old Shatterhand”, and the young Apache chief vow to dedicate themselves to peace between Indians and Whites by their example of loyalty and trust. Whether it's teaming up against a crazed Mexican in their search for treasure in Silver Lake, or defying the industrialist Santer who covets the oil found on Old Shatterhand's property – Winnetou's and Old Shatterhand's bond grows stronger with every adventure they have to face.
With over 200 million copies sold worldwide, Karl May's Wild West tales allowed generations of readers of all ages to swap their daily grind against great adventures, heroes and villains and the vast open space. Now comes the adaptation for the 21st century: A high-budget TV-event trilogy starring Wotan Wilke Möhring (Hindenburg) as Old Shatterhand, Nik Xhelilaj (The Albanian) as Winnetou, Milan Peschel (Open the Wall) as Sam Hawkens and Mexican beauty Iazua Larios (Mel Gibson's Apocalypto) as Nscho-tschi.