- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 21, 2002
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Liner Notes
- Stills/Photos: Photo Gallery
- Biographies: Wolfgang Saudte
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This landmark German film examines an entire nation's attempts at atonement for the atrocities carried out prior to and during the Second World War.
Amid the rubble of Berlin a young doctor lives a tortured existence. He suffers from hallucinations due to the time he spent in a death camp, witnessing the mass exterminations committed by the Nazi regime. When he meets his former captain, who ordered these killings, and who has now settled down to raise a family, the doctor plans to kill him.
But then he wonders if this is the morally correct choice, after all.
Film Noir |
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- This is the first German film produced after the Second World War, and it was made in the Russian zone of the country.
- The Kino Video VHS version is mastered from a crisp new 35mm print which preserves the film's stunning visual impact.
- Additional cast: Erna Sellner (Frau Bruckner); Arno Paulsen (Captain Bruckner); Robert Forsch (Herr Mondschein); and Albert Johann (Herr Timm).
- Additional credit: Eugen Klagemann (cinematographer).
- An Arikino release of a Defa production.