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Invincible (2001)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 January 2002 (Germany)
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A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Herschel Steinschneider / Erik Jan Hanussen
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Zishe Breitbart
Anna Gourari ...
Marta Farra
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Master of Ceremonies
Jacob Wein ...
Benjamin Breitbart
Gustav-Peter Wöhler ...
Alfred Landwehr (as Gustav Peter Woehler)
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Herbert Golder ...
Rabbi Edelmann
Gary Bart ...
Yitzak Breitbart
Renate Krößner ...
Mother Breitbart
Ben-Tzion Hershberg ...
Gershon
Rebecca Wein ...
Rebecca
Raphael Wein ...
Raphael
Daniel Wein ...
Daniel
Chana Wein ...
Chana
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Storyline

The film is based on the true story of Zishe Breitbart, a Jewish blacksmith's son from Poland who becomes a sensation in Weimar, Berlin as a mythical strongman. His employer Hanussen dreams of establishing an all-powerful Ministry of the Occult in Hitler's government. Yet as Hitler's hold on power grows more sure, and Berlin erupts in a ferment of anti-Semitism, Zishe must decide how he will use his strength. Plagued by nightmares, he takes counsel from a local rabbi. He becomes convinced that he has been chosen by God to warn his people of the grave danger they face. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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17 January 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Invencible  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,293 (USA) (20 September 2002)

Gross:

$80,636 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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Trivia

Herzog claimed that if a character was giving a speech to a crowd of people, he would place a suitably-sized crowd there, even though they would not be seen by the camera, claiming, "You can't fake addressing a crowd of people that large." See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1932, prior to the Nazis coming to power in Germany, yet most of the S.S. and S.A. uniforms show insignia which the Nazis did not use until after Hitler became Chancellor in 1933. See more »

Quotes

Zishe Breitbart: [after outlifting and defeating a circus strongman in hand-to-hand] I can do more! I can do more!
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to The People of Kuldiga and The People of Vilnius See more »

Connections

References Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Ombra mai fù
(1738)
from the opera "Serse"
Music by George Frideric Handel (as G.F. Händel)
Sung by Emmi Leisner
(recorded 1927)
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A WONDERFUL MOVIE
3 April 2004 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. I loved the way the characters were chosen, everyone gave the best and the director knew how to let us feel what he wanted to express. I liked the story, a very third role story of a magician who in fact had a very strong way to influenciate his public on his masked beliefs. My preferred scene is the piano scene on stage, where both characters are sharing this unique moment of magical music and to tell us that to give is like to let a rose grow . It 's a fantastic and superb scene, there is no need of words, everything is said with the eyes, the silence and the music played on that piano.

I loved this movie very much.


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