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Elsa Wiener / Lina Baumstein
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Max Baumstein
Helmut Griem ...
Michel Wiener
Dominique Labourier ...
Charlotte Maupas
Gérard Klein ...
Maurice Bouillard
Mathieu Carrière ...
Ruppert von Leggaert / Federico Logo
Jacques Martin ...
Marcel
Wendelin Werner ...
Max Baumstein jeune
Marcel Bozonnet ...
Mercier
Christiane Cohendy ...
Helene Nolin
Pierre Michaël ...
Me Jouffroy
Véronique Silver ...
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Anna Helwig
Raymond Aquilon
Béatrice Avoine
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Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? Eventually, he reveals a secret about himself that he kept hidden from his younger wife Lina, and that in a roundabout way concerns her as well. It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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Mercy and beauty
19 July 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Mercy for this movie! It is not one of the greatest, it doesn't avoid some "kitsch", and is parallelization of nazism and neonazism is more than naiv... I know. But when you have the chance to see one of the most beautiful women ever appeared on a movie screen - Romy Schneider -, and see her accompanied by such a fine french actor as Michel Piccoli is - wouldn't it be foolish to play the severe judge?


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