Tod eines Schülers

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Tod eines Schülers
Created by Robert Stromberger
Country of origin Germany
No. of episodes6
Camera setupRudolf Körösi
Ursula Körösi

Tod eines Schülers (A student's death) is a German television series directed by Claus Peter Witt, based on a script by Robert Stromberger.


The series is about the fictional suicide by train of student Claus Wagner. Each episode begins with Wagner's death, looking into the subject from different points of view.



Episodetitle (translated) Original titleTelevision premiere
1The missing motiveDas fehlende Motiv18.01.1981
2The parentsDie Eltern25.01.1981
3The teachersDie Lehrer01.02.1981
4The fellow studentsDie Mitschüler08.02.1981
5The girlfriendDie Freundin16.02.1981
6Claus WagnerClaus Wagner22.02.1981


Goldene Kamera in 1981.


Even though the series received positive reviews, and is still considered a milestone in German television history, it was denounced by parents' associations. A major allegation was the possibility of inducing copycat suicides.

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