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The Aryan Couple (2004)

 -  Drama | War  -  13 October 2006 (UK)
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A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.

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Joseph Krauzenberg
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Rachel Krauzenberg
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Hans Vassman
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Ingrid Vassman
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Eichmann
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Dressler
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Kurt Becher
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In 1944, in Hungary, the wealthy Jewish industrialist Joseph Krauzenberg is forced by the Reichführer Heinrich Himmler to deliver his 3,000 employee factory; his palace with his collection of antiques and arts; a large amount in gold; and his house to the Reich. In return, the Nazis would send his big family that is arrested in Gestapo safe and sound to the neutral Switzerland and then to Palestine. Himmler schedules a dinner with Krauzenberg and his wife Rachel Krauzenberg to sign the contract and orders the butcher Eichmann to not do harm to the imprisoned Jews relatives of Krauzenberg. Himmer also send the SS Edelhein to check the security of the palace and the two German house servants of Krauzenberg, Hans Vassman and his beautiful pregnant wife Ingrid Vassman. Hans and Ingrid are actually the Jews David and Leila Steinberg and members of the resistance. When the Krauzenberg couple concludes the negotiation with Himmler, Ingrid discloses to the couple that Hans and she are Jews. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ad usum Delphini
11 October 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The last WW is a generous field for every experiment in art. The facts may be ingredients for games, moral lessons or love stories. "The Aryan Couple" is one of that stories.Seductive and childish, beautiful and strange, about price of freedom and food for emotions, romance and thriller, with a spectacular cast, it is precise definition of good and evil and gift for any form of hope. Martin Landau is Prometheus of action. Judy Parffit- the spice. The events are only shadows and the Nazis - cartoons.Not a great movie but a delicious trip to a lost age. Not a historical page but Schindler's list for teenagers. Amovie about a reality and a honey truth. A game. Ad usum Delphini.


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