Opfergang (1944) AKA The Great Sacrifice


Albrecht, Octavia & Äls form a triangle from families of idle intellectuals, prone to Neitsche. Nature loving Äls is gravely ill. Further tragedy looms as Albrecht contracts typhoid bringing Äls’ foster child out of an infected area.

Director: Veit Harlan.
Stars: Carl Raddatz, Kristina Söderbaum, Irene von Meyendorff, Franz Schafheitlin, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Otto Treßler, Annemarie Steinsieck, Edgar Pauly, Charlotte Schultz, Ludwig Schmitz, Frida Richard, Paul Bildt, F.W. Schröder-Schrom. A
KA The Great Sacrifice


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  1. JW
    June 25, 2019

    Great add! Thanks!!

  2. David Boxwell
    August 30, 2019

    The delirious last gasp of Third Reich cinema–a decadent fever dream of a death-desiring society dooming itself to final destruction. In glorious Agfacolor!

  3. Michael
    November 14, 2019

    rare films like this one make you unique Jon. Well done

  4. December 23, 2019

    I wasn’t aware that this film was on this site! I remember seeing it discussed in HITLER’S HOLLYWOOD. Are there any other films from the Third Reich on here?

  5. Jake
    January 15, 2020

    Absolutely amazing! Thank you! I had never heard of this film before but I loved it! What a unique, incredible, strange, beautiful and fascinating film! I won’t be forgetting this one in a hurry.

  6. Philipp
    January 27, 2020

    Wow! Have you created the English subtitles? Because they are not on the restored Bluray version … Anyway, this film is intimdating, mysterious, beautiful and moving – all at the same time and even more if you think about when and by which director it was made. A Douglas Sirk melodrama and Hitchcock’s Vertigo in a teutonic cross, and – whatever you may think about it -. an unforgettable film

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