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Professor Fuhrmann
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Rachel Fuhrmann
Jan Wachtel ...
Stephan Fuhrmann
Nina Schweser ...
Sophie Fuhrmann
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Cipolla
Pavel Greco ...
Mario
Valentina Chico ...
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Sofronia Angiolieri
Rolf Hoppe ...
Prefecto Angiolieri
Philippe Leroy ...
Graziano (as Philippe Leroy Beaulieu)
Ivano Marescotti ...
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Tony Palazzo ...
Francesco
Luigi Petrucci ...
Burgomaster
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Principessa
Anthony Pfriem ...
Fuggiero
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The Twenties: The German Fuhrmann family spend their holidays in Italy again. The country is full of mysteries in that time. The Fuhrmann's have to realize the upcoming and growing fascism and their children are fascinated by a magician visiting the town. Soon nothing is as usual. The times are changing ... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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I have just seen this film on TV with my husband. We liked it very
18 January 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I have just seen this film on TV with my husband. We liked it very much. It depicts the rise of fascism in Italy and ultimately the rise of intolerance in any country especially in historical periods of crisis. I find this film frighteningly up to date. The scene where the girl kills the young man on the stage instead of the person who is to be blamed and the audience applauding joyfully for the murder of an innocent person without even knowing what they are applauding for is very powerful. The actors and actresses are superb in their roles as well as the direction of the film. I also liked the way the scenes drop from the one to the other without finishing what they were meant to show but just giving us hints about it and making us think which, I believe, is the target of a good film maker. It is really worth seeing it!


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