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Portrait of an Unknown Woman (1954)

Bildnis einer Unbekannten (original title)
Keller, a painter, while at the ballet is impressed with the beauty of Nicole and sketches her head on the body of a nude model. When it is shown, it causes embarrassment to Nicole's ... See full summary »

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Nicole (aka Nicolibri)
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Jan Maria Keller
Erich Schellow ...
Walter
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Frau des Botschafters
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Botschafter
Paul Hoffmann ...
Philip Hernandez
Bum Krüger ...
Barbesitzer
Ulrich Beiger ...
Auktionator
Nicolas Koline ...
Sascha
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Jacqueline, eine Modell
Maggie Hentze ...
Tatjana, eine Modell
Klaus W. Krause ...
Oberkellner
Herbert Weicker ...
Barkeeper
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Franz Baur ...
Opern Tänzer
Paula Braend
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Keller, a painter, while at the ballet is impressed with the beauty of Nicole and sketches her head on the body of a nude model. When it is shown, it causes embarrassment to Nicole's husband, Walter, a diplomat whose career is threatened. Nicole decides to get a divorce to ease things. She sees Keller, who tries to make amends for the trouble he has caused. Nicole resumes her singing career in nightclubs, and Keller agrees to help her get a divorce. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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There Was Never a Model Like This!

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27 August 1954 (West Germany)  »

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Great romance
20 July 2004 | by (Hannover) – See all my reviews

Warm and cosy, 'Bildnis einer Unbekannten' wrapped its audiences in an eiderdown of romantic fiction while keeping them awake with a tremor of suspense. And even if the viewers were aware of being manipulated by scenario contrivances, they sat goggled-eyed, wondering what would happen next to the heroine, beautiful Ruth Leuwerik. The whole production looked luscious and Helmut Kaeutner's clever handling avoided any over-sentimental pitfall. He kept a tight control over the maudlin material, and sended the flamboyant doing in constant motion.

Miss Leuwerik, who seemed to have fully understood the character of the lonely woman, wears gorgeous gowns, and brings some calm into the often lurid going-ons. The film's main weakness is a highly mannered, almost grotesquely attitudinizing O.W. Fischer, tearing his scenes to tatters.

The film recouped every Mark of its high cost, and then some.


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