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Der Rat der Götter (1950)

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Based on the 1947 book I.G. Farben, by American author Richard Sasuly, and records from the Nuremberg Trial of the chemical giant I.G. Farben, Council of the Gods is a story about the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bildt ...
Chairman Mauch
Fritz Tillmann ...
Dr. Hans Scholz
Willy A. Kleinau ...
Mr. Lawson, of Standard Oil Co.
Hans-Georg Rudolph ...
Direktor Tilgner
Albert Garbe ...
Uncle Karl Scholz
Helmuth Hinzelmann ...
Colonel (later, General) Heinze Schirrwind
Inge Keller ...
Edith Scholz
Yvonne Merin ...
Claudia Mauch
Kaete Scharf ...
Frau Scholz
Herwart Grosse ...
Direktor von Decken
Theodor Vogeler ...
Dr. Hüttenrauch - Chemiker
Arthur Wiesner ...
Vater Scholz
Karl Heinz Deickert ...
Dieter Scholz
Agnes Windeck ...
Frau Mauch
Helene Riechers ...
Mutter Scholz
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Based on the 1947 book I.G. Farben, by American author Richard Sasuly, and records from the Nuremberg Trial of the chemical giant I.G. Farben, Council of the Gods is a story about the collaboration between international corporations and Nazi scientists, whose research contributed to the death of millions. Featuring music by Hanns Eisler, electronic sound by Oskar Sala (Hitchcocks's The Birds) and a script by Friedrich Wolf, the film is powerful in its depiction of the moral dilemmas and lessons of the war, as well as of Cold War propaganda. The chemist Dr. Hans Scholz lives through a tortuous political transformation and maturation process. Finally, he becomes wrapped up in his political neutrality and closes his eyes to the fact that poison is being produced in his factory. Standing before the judges at the Nuremberg trials he has to face the fact that he was partly responsible for the deaths of millions in the gas chambers of the concentration camps. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Interesting but dull film
20 January 2009 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Using the Nuremberg trials as source material, this film looks at how German businesses colluded with the Nazis and centers on the crisis of conscious from the scientist that developed of the poison gas used in the concentration camps. Great idea but it's propagandistic and tries very hard to atone for the sins of the Nazis. Lots of weak drama mixed in with real war and atrocity footage. Perhaps it played better in 1950? It makes no bones about the international industrial machine that fed Germany during the war, explaining how goods traveled from country to country to make their way into German hands, with Standard Oil being singled out as a major accomplice. It's just like buying American products in Iran today. War is good for business.


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