Jurgen Haussels

A Proper Mismatch

Appears in

Rhubarb and Black Pudding

Rhubarb and Black Pudding

By Paul Heathcote and Matthew Fort

Published 1998

  • About

You’d swear Jurgen Haussels was Eli Wallach, or the character that Eli Wallach played in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He has the same shrewd, laughing eyes, the same drooping moustache, the same engaging smile. He could be Eli Wallach, but for the fact that he speaks with a German accent of caressing sibilance, and that he is wearing a Lacoste shirt, fat Rolex watch with metal strap, and tasselled loafers. In other words, whatever similarity his face might have to that of a film star, he looks what he is: a successful and prosperous businessman.