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

 -  Drama | History  -  30 October 1963 (USA)
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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 ...
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Lucia Pelella ...
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Antonia Cianci ...
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Carlo Antonini ...
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Armando Sifo ...
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Osvaldo Peccioli ...
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Ekkehard Schall ...
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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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Spencer Tracy was offered but declined the role of Albrecht Von Gerlach. See more »

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Altona a film that left an impression since my childhood.
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The Condemned of Altona.

This is a film I saw a few times and would like to see again 40 years later. Based on Jean-Paul Sartre about WW2 and the NEW Germany in German eyes. The central character, Franz Gerlach, has kept himself locked in the attic of his father's house for many years because his Nazi Past. Sophia Loren as Johanna visits him in the attic. Loren and all the actors play difficult parts. Reminds me of Boll and Gunther Grass. Those Germans who can not forget what happened in World War 2. A 10 from me, a must see Drama that has been done on stage too. Is there a DVD Copy available? I saw it on TV and at the Cinema in the 1960's.


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