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Brainwashed (1960)

Schachnovelle (original title)
In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

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Werner von Basil
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Irene Andreny
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Hans Berger
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Albert Bessler ...
Scientist
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Hotel Manager
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Mac Iver
Jan Hendriks ...
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Hartmann
Harald Maresch ...
Ballet Master
Dietmar Schönherr ...
Rabbi
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Baranow
Wolfgang Wahl ...
Moonface
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Bishop Ambrosse
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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the Gestapo in a hotel room without any mental sustence of any kind to break him down to make him talk while a young ballerina, named Irene Adreny whom is the lover of the SS officer Berger playing mind games on von Basil, tries to intervene and help the poor intellectual keep his mind intact. Written by Anonymous

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25 June 1961 (USA)  »

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(Klangfilm Eurocord)

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1.37 : 1
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Excellent drama with excellent actors
10 June 2002 | by (Vienna) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on the novel by Stefan Zweig and takes place during the second world war in Austria. A rather wealthy, good situated citizen of Vienna gets in conflict with the Nazis (- he organizes the rescue if important art -) and gets imprisoned. As he is a very intellectual and intelligent man he is "tortured" by the lack of books, music, words or other "food for brain". Nearly becoming insane, he is able to steel one book. First he is very disappointed because there are no words in it: it is a book full of check-games. But this book saves his life...


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