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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 ...
Alfredo Franchi ...
Groundskeeper
Lucia Pelella ...
Groundskeeper's wife
Roberto Massa ...
Chauffeur
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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Spencer Tracy was offered but declined the role of Albrecht Von Gerlach. See more »

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Too bad it's not available in DVD
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on the big screen several years ago in San Diego and I've never forgotten it. This movie falls loosely within the Holocaust/antisemitic genre and I'm surprised that many of my fellow Jews have never even heard of it. The idea of a family keeping their ex-Nazi son in the attic (it's not the basement)to protect him from the public is intriguing to say the least. There are a few scenes that I can never forget: Max Schell still wearing his Nazi uniform; his sister wiping up his excrement off the floor, like the family pet; Schell unwrapping and eating chocolate that's wrapped in Nazi tinfoil. To be kept away all these years from communicating with the outside world that's changed so much from the Nazi era. The last scene with Schell and Frederick March standing above the industrial complex that's been created. All these scenes stand out in my mind. The stark black and white film ties in exactly with that dark period in German/Jewish history. I'll never forget this movie. I wish so much that it is someday available in a DVD or (please don't) VHS version--even a copy from a TV movie showing on, say, the Fox movie channel. Anybody have a copy for sale? Contact me.


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