6.4/10
102
1 user 6 critic

Epsteins Nacht (2002)

Jochen Epstein wird aus dem Gefängnis entlassen, in dem er 15 Jahre wegen Mordes eingesessen hatte. Er ist entschlossen, aus Deutschland auszuwandern und die Vergangenheit für immer hinter ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gold I (2013)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the summer of 1898, a small group of German compatriots head into the hostile northern interior of British Columbia in search for gold at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Director: Thomas Arslan
Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth
Yella (2007)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Juliane's happiness seems perfect. She is head over heals in love and has just begun a new life with August. One morning, however, she wakes up to find that she has been unexplainable ... See full summary »

Director: Henk Handloegten
Stars: Nina Hoss, Mark Waschke, Fritzi Haberlandt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

Director: Bora Dagtekin
Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jochen Epstein
...
Karl Rose
...
Adam Rose
Günter Lamprecht ...
Groll / Giesser
...
Hannah Liebermann
...
Paula
Martin Schwab ...
Q.
...
Jochen Epstein - 19 Jahre
...
Jochen Epstein - 10 Jahre
...
Adam Rose - 16 Jahre
Tim Grosser ...
Adam Rose - 10 Jahre
Fabian Oscar Wien ...
Karl Rose - 19 Jahre
Jeremy Heinz ...
Karl Rose - 12 Jahre
...
Hannah Liebermann - 16 Jahre
Teresa Selent ...
Hannah Liebermann - 10 Jahre
Edit

Storyline

Jochen Epstein wird aus dem Gefängnis entlassen, in dem er 15 Jahre wegen Mordes eingesessen hatte. Er ist entschlossen, aus Deutschland auszuwandern und die Vergangenheit für immer hinter sich zu lassen. Doch vertraute Orte, verdrängte Erinnerungen und eine nie vergessene Freundin sprengen den Panzer, den der Alte um sich aufgebaut hat. Alles begann an seinem letzten Tag in Freiheit. Ein außergewöhnlicher Tag für drei außergewöhnliche Freunde: Zum ersten Mal feiern die drei Juden Jochen Epstein, Karl Rose und Adam Rose ein christliches Weihnachtsfest. Das heißt, Adam hatte die Idee dazu und die anderen müssen einfach mitziehen, wie immer. Als Adam Rose und Epstein die Tochter ihrer Haushaltshilfe Paula in einen Weihnachtsgottesdienst begleiten, passiert das Unmögliche: die beiden KZ-Überlebenden erkennen in dem Gemeindepriester ihren ehemaligen SS-Peiniger, den Hauptsturmführer Giesser. Am nächsten Morgen stellen die drei Freunde gemeinsam den vermeintlichen Geistlichen. Die Fronten ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Epstein éjszakája  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simple and interesting!
2 April 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a film I picked up in the library. I hadn't heard about it at all, so I was wondering whether it was intended for TV or for the big screen. So, anyway, what got me watching this flick is mainly the cast: Mario Adorf, Günther Lamprecht and Bruno Ganz are, in my view, some of the finest actors Germany has (and Germany doesn't have a lot of them). The plot is something which rang a bell to me, I am quite sure that the main idea of this film borders on plagiarism: a former KZ-inmate is convinced of having discovered one of his torturers in a church posing as a man of God (Lamprecht). It reminded me of Dürrenmatt. Although the plot is definitely not something unheard of or never done before, I thought that the acting was good. The flashbacks to the youth of the three protagonists was somewhat too corny, but the confrontation scene in the church was well done and not a little melodramatic. This scene was worth watching, because Adorf, Lamprecht and Ganz display this kind of down to earth acting that far from the overly dramatic way of acting in Hollywood when it comes to the Holocaust. So, although this isn't the best movie I've ever seen on the Shoah, it's definitely not the worst, and that's why I give it 6 points.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?