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. AKA The Great Sacrifice
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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!
rare films like this one make you unique Jon. Well done
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?
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.
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