Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
"Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen" (original title)

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Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Moretti ...
Ferdinand Marian
Anna Marian
Justus von Dohnányi ...
Anna Unterberger ...
Heribert Sasse ...
Ralf Bauer ...
Fritz Hippler
Martin Feifel ...
Paula Kalenberg ...
Kristina Söderbaum
Milan Peschel ...
Werner Krauss
Fanny Altenburger ...
Maria Marian
Rolf Zacher ...
Erich Engel


Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

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Release Date:

August 2010 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Goebbels et le Juif Süss - Histoire d'une manipulation  »

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€30,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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In his last talk to Marian, Wilhelm Deutscher is quoting a poem by Heinrich Heine from the 1850s. Heine was one of the biggest German poets in the 19th century, one of the last German romantic writers, who was famous for using everyday language in his works. Cuase of his Jewish roots and his critical writings with political influences he was hated by anti-semitics and nationalists. See more »


The partisan hymn "Don't say ever you're going the last way" was written in Vilna by Hirsh Glik and performed the first time at the 1. May ceremony in the Ghetto in 1943, celebrating the uprising of Ghetto Warsaw. In this time, Auschwitz was already working See more »


Ferdinand Marian: Nobody would buy this role from me. My audience doesn't want me to see that way.
Joseph Goebbels: Ah, so your audience doesn't want you to see that way? Well, Who casts you for your rolls, my dear Marian? The audience or me?
Ferdinand Marian: Believe me there are thousands of better actors. I usually play sensualists, symphatic bon vivants.
Joseph Goebbels: So, your Jago was a symphatic bon vivant.
Ferdinand Marian: No, but it was Shakespeare...
Joseph Goebbels: [interrupts and shouts] ... and I am Joseph Goebbels. Your actor demands every help from us and we pay you more than our...
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The opening credits only contain the name of the movie and a list of the production companies and supporter organizations. See more »


References Stern von Rio (1940) See more »


Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben
trad. German christmas carol
played at the Marian's Christmas Party and sang by Tobias Moretti
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A fascinating film
24 October 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a fascinating and gripping film. I heard it was discredited at the Berlin Film Festival, but I cannot understand why. Whoever says it's a bad movie, is some sour critic with a bad taste, and when these are together, they infect one another mutually with their moods (or they think it chic to have this view). Nobody should avoid this film only because of their view of it. Nobody but you yourself knows your taste, and the way in which something enters your mind in the strongest way.

And nobody really knows the details that happened to Ferdinand Marian, the exact words that were said, the exact situations. A historical piece like this is never absolutely correct,the real proceedings are lost to us, and therefore different angles of view are allowed, and should be seen as such. And this one was a very fascinating interpretation, that held me captive until the end. This means especially the view on Goebbels, and I'll never forget the color that Moritz Bleibtreu gave him.

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