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The Condemned of Altona (1962)

I sequestrati di Altona (original title)
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 ...
Groundskeeper's wife
Roberto Massa ...
Chauffeur
Antonia Cianci ...
Maid
Carlo Antonini ...
Police Official
Armando Sifo ...
Policeman
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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Even though he was keen to work with Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas turned down the Maximilien Schell role. See more »

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Referenced in The Exterminator (1980) See more »

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A distant but compelling memory...
3 February 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It was very long ago, but this film touched me deeply. A became obsessed with Shostakovich's 11th Symphony, and remember vividly some scenes. When Maximillian Schell is finally "released" and goes out into the city (Hamburg?) to see what Germany has become, he is repulsed. When Frederich March is told he will die, he is solemn. The plot, that they have hidden their son because he is a wanted war criminal. That they collaborated willingly with the Nazis, as an industrial power. Perhaps I have forgotten important details. But the movie resonates with me.


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