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Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009)

In 1929, the 9 year old Polish Jew Marcel Reich-Ranicki is sent by his artistic mother to Berlin to study. Marcel loves the German literature and music, but in October 1938 the Nazis deport... See full summary »

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In 1929, the 9 year old Polish Jew Marcel Reich-Ranicki is sent by his artistic mother to Berlin to study. Marcel loves the German literature and music, but in October 1938 the Nazis deport him to Poland. After the German invasion of Poland, Marcel tries to survive in the ghetto of Warschau. In 1942 his parents and brother are deported and exterminated in Treblinka, but Marcel and his wife Tosia can hide with a friendly Polish couple till in 1944 the Russian army liberates them. A civil servant in postwar communist Poland, Marcel falls in disgrace in 1949. In 1958 he flees to Germany, where in Frankfurt he will become a distinguished literary critic for the FAZ. Written by fa404748 (Belgium)

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27 June 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Description of an existence - page of cruel history. Facts and words. And a cultural myth. It is not only adaptation of biography. Marcel Ranicki may be everyone. A silhouette in the autumn of a century who fight for an ideal.So, no masterpiece, nothing spectacular. But a very important occasion to discover the world more that shadows collection. A film about roots of sense. Steps of exception, behind ordinary rules or soft lies. Good acting and sensitive solutions to describe the reality of politics and answers of a man for who culture is real religion. Sad and melancholic, delicate and precise, , base of a public image in German literary life, this movie must be good occasion to meditate at the soul of things.


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