Archive for April, 2014
Bruno (Max Mauff), a young German entomology student, arrives in Israel with a letter from his recently deceased mother to Avi, a German-Jewish kibbutznik, who Bruno believes to be his biological father, Albert. Initially hesitant, Albert (Rami Heuberger) soon reveals the dramatic circumstances leading to Bruno’s birth just after World War II. In flashback, the film, then, follows Albert (Christian Friedel) desperately trying to hide from the Nazis in the Black Forest, as he is taken in by Fritz (Hans-Jochen Wagner), a brutish, hardworking peasant. Working together on Fritz’s farm, a friendship forms, and the childless Fritz makes a shocking request of Albert: to conceive an heir with his wife, Emma (Brigitte Hobmeier). Schlotterer’s stunning yet sparse cinematic style builds the tension and awkwardness to a peak of intensity in this powerful drama filled with passion, betrayal and jealousy.
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Based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her employer; when the Duc murdered his wife in the most savage fashion, she had to plead her own case before the Chancellor of France in a sensational murder trial that helped bring down the French king