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The Condemned of Altona (1962)
"I sequestrati di Altona" (original title)

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A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.

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Albrecht von Gerlach
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Françoise Prévost ...
Alfredo Franchi ...
Groundskeeper
Lucia Pelella ...
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Roberto Massa ...
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Antonia Cianci ...
Maid
Carlo Antonini ...
Police Official
Armando Sifo ...
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Osvaldo Peccioli ...
Cook (as Aldo Pecchioli)
Ekkehard Schall ...
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Gabriele Tinti ...
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Michela Ricciardi
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A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.

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30 October 1963 (USA)  »

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Los condenados de Altona  »

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Spencer Tracy was offered but declined the role of Albrecht Von Gerlach. See more »

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Deserves to be better known
22 January 2013 | by (Novi Sad, Serbia) – See all my reviews

When a movie from 1962 has less than 200 votes on IMDb, what does it mean? Directed by legendary De Sica, and starring great Sophia Loren... it must be a terrible failure? Well, it isn't.

Having read Sartre's play "The Condemned of Altona", it is my impression that the movie is very faithful to its atmosphere. There are some changes, of course: instead of concentrating exclusively on torturing his characters inside the mansion (as Sartre does), De Sica takes advantage of possibilities of film, adding outdoor scenes.

I don't want to reveal the plot, although it is very interesting. I recommend reading the play first, since the relations between characters will be clearer then. Anyway, see this movie if you get the chance!


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