German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.

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Kurt Meister ...
Preefke
Alexander Hunzinger ...
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German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy. Written by Anonymous

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One of the greatest post war german films!
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Lorre, perhaps like Charles Laughton, had only this chance to direct. Like Laughton, Lorre made an excellent film, and encountered no problems whatsoever concerning complete control of the film, unlike Laughton, whose film was given a crude ending as a gift from the studio. This is a beautiful, poetic movie about horrible subjects, and the complicated reactions and perspectives one will have about these characters, especially Lorre's, teaches us much about Germany, the Nazis and aspects of the war in general. While there are passing similarities in content to Wilder's A Foreign Affair, Die Verlorne is so much the better movie, so much more poetic (perhaps than anything Wilder ever did), and so moving, in brutal ways, that it just has to be considered one of the best and most powerful and most depressing films ever made.


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