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
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Did You Know?
The filming was postponed because Romy Schneider
broke her leg. It began in May 1981, but was interrupted some weeks later. Schneider had a kidney operation and her son David died in July. Schneider's friend, Simone Signoret
, convinced her to finish this film after the death of her son. The remaining scenes were shot from October to December. See more
Referenced in Romy