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Reunion (1989)

 -  Drama  -  17 May 1989 (France)
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Henry Strauss
Christien Anholt ...
Hans Strauss, as a young man
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Count Konradin von Lohenburg
Françoise Fabian ...
Countess von Lohenburg
Maureen Kerwin ...
Lisa
Dorothea Alexander ...
Old Countess Gertrud
Frank Baker ...
The Zionist
Tim Barker ...
Zimmermann - a teacher
Imke Barnstedt ...
Girl in Tax Building
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Prince Hubertus
Alan Bowyer ...
Bollacher
Jacques Brunet ...
Count von Lohenburg
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Muller
Robert Dietl ...
Gardener at Old Grafin's
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Young Lover
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Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as anti-semitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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First cinema film of Samuel West See more »

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In 1932, Germany used the same flag it uses today. That flag was used 1848-1852, 1919-1933, and 1950-present. See more »

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Dr. Jakob Strauss: This is the land of Goethe and Schiller and Beethoven. They won't fall for that!
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Excellent Character Study in 1930s Germany
8 July 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I can't help but being impressed by the charm and angst that this film produces. On one hand we have two lonely boys from completely different backgrounds and religions who form a strong friendship, only to have politics and antisemitism destroy it. The photography is awesome. The acting superb. A terribly tragic feeling is left with the viewer at the end of the film, although one can also find redemption. A haunting movie.


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