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Paulinka
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Grandma
Max Croiset ...
Albert
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Grandfather
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Daberlohn
Buddy Elias ...
Herr Schwartz
Peter Faber ...
Frits Blech
Eric Vaessen ...
Herr Deutscher
Maria Machado ...
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Mukki
Lous Hensen ...
Frau Deutscher
Yoka Berretty ...
Frau Morgan
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Teacher
Irene Jarosch ...
Magda
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In 1939, Charlotte Salomon leaves Berlin to seek refuge at her grandparents' villa in the south of France. A little later, war breaks out, and Charlotte must, besides forgetting all she left behind, deal with her grandmother's depression, and her mother's suicide. To fight despair, Charlotte starts to paint, producing over 1,000 images. "Is my life real, or is it theater?" This is the title she gives her body of work, which highlights her former life in Berlin. She finds herself though her art, but in 1943 is deported to Germany and Auschwitz. Written by Gonz30

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