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Gebürtig (2002)

 -  Drama | Music | War  -  5 April 2002 (Austria)
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Peter Simonischek ...
Hermann Gebirtig
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Susanne Ressel
August Zirner ...
Danny Demant
Katja Weitzenböck ...
Crissie Kalteisen
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Konrad Sachs
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
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Branko Samarovski ...
Willi Klang
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Emanuel Katz
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Old Man at Casting
Marketa Modra ...
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Lightning Bear ...
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Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ...
Second unit director
Ibi Firestone ...
Joana
John Petschinger ...
Konrad Sachs (aged 7)
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A holocaust survivor now living as a respected writer in Manhattan is the only person who can identify a suspected Nazi back in his native Austria. When a beautiful reporter eager for a scoop tries to lure him back, Geburtig must decide whether to confront his past. Written by Anonymous

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Great Daniel Olbrychski
27 December 2003 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

Robert Schindel's novel "Gebürtig" includes a highly complex mix of characters all dealing with their past. It is told from different points of view, in different literary styles. It is very difficult to transfer this heterogenous web to the screen. The author and his friend Lukas Stepanik have tried, and as expected, they succeeded in some respects and failed in others.

On the whole, the film turned out rather confused. Some messages are made very clear, others remain MESSages. The acting is good, even excellent in some cases, and the Polish actor Daniel Olbrychski manages to give a perfect, absolutely transparent and convincing portray of the story's most interesting character, the German journalist Konrad Sachs.

This film adaptation is not perfect but okay. Read the book first.


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