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Murderers Among Us (1946)
"Die Mörder sind unter uns" (original title)

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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

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Elly Burgmer ...
Mutter des kranken Kindes
Erna Sellmer ...
Elise Brueckner
Hilde Adolphi ...
Daisy
Marlise Ludwig ...
Sonja
Ursula Krieg ...
Carola Schulz
Arno Paulsen ...
Ferdinand Brueckner
Wilhelm Borchert ...
Dr. Hans Mertens (as W. Borchert)
Robert Forsch ...
Herr Mondschein
Albert Johannes ...
Bartolomaeus Timm (as A. Johannes)
Wolfgang Dohnberg ...
Fritz Knochenhauer
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur ...
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Susanne Wallner returns to the ruins of Berlin from a Concentration Camp after WW2 to discover that someone else lives in her apartment: Dr. Hans Mertens, the war made him depressive and he drinks a lot of alcohol. Susanne asks him to go but he doesn't want to, so they share Susanne's apartment and even discover their sympathy and then their love for each other. That encourages him a little, of course. But then he hears that Ferdinand Brückner is still alive and also lives in Berlin. Brückner was his Captain during WW2, he gave the order to kill more than 100 innocent people, many children and women among them, on Christmas 1942 in Poland. Written by Cinemator

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11 May 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

The war is over and it's time to look ahead into the future, preferably a sunnier one, but first you have to heal the wounds. Well, sort of. Part propaganda, part guilt-ridden record of post-war Germany, but for all the impressive - and depressing - imagery of ruined Berlin, it seems to be more about the director's own feeling of guilt, as his curriculum included some other propaganda, of the Nazi variety. The story doesn't resonate as it should despite some strong, striking passages, and though urging and warranted the final message calling for snitching reeks of that sanctimonious hypocrisy that characterized the Nuremberg trials.


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