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JEW SUSS: RISE AND FALL

by Oskar Roehler

synopsis

Berlin, 1940. Ferdinand Marian is an actor, one of the best of his generation. Marian is married to a beautiful Jewish woman whom he deeply loves. One day, he's offered the starring role in the new Nazi Film Department's anti-Semitic production, an adaptation of the novel Jew Süss. The part would make him a star. Marian turns it down but finally gives in to Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels' unrelenting pressure and even worse, his charm. The actor unwittingly plays into the Nazis' plans and his attempt to give the film's Jewish protagonist a human touch makes the film the most successful propaganda film ever made... A heart-wrenching story about the seductiveness - and price - of evil.

international title: Jew Suss: Rise and Fall
original title: Jud Süss: Film ohne Gewissen
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Oskar Roehler
film run: 100'
screenplay: Klaus Richter
cast: Tobias Moretti, Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Justus von Dohnányi, Heribert Sasse, Anna Unterberger, Milan Peschel, Armin Rohde
cinematography by: Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
film editing: Bettina Böhler
art director: Isidor Wimmer
costumes designer: Thomas Oláh
music: Martin Todsharow
producer: Franz Novotny, Markus Zimmer
production: Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion, Clasart Film & Fernsehproduktion, TMG-Tele München Group
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Concorde Filmverleih

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Berlinale 2010 Official Competition
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