After years of dedication and hard work in the unexplored field of medical research, the esteemed physician, Dr Thomas Heyt, finally receives a long-awaited letter from the University of Munich. In the meantime, much to her delight, his lively young wife, Hanna, can't wait to announce the excellent news: next fall, the renowned professor will be the institute's new director. From now on, a promising career and a bright future await; however, when the beloved Hanna is diagnosed with the incurable and disabling disease of multiple sclerosis, everything will start coming apart. More and more--as the good doctor's beautiful wife succumbs to her cruel and tragic fate--Hanna's pleas for help and a swift "release" before she is reduced to a mere fragment of her once-vital self become painfully frequent. Now, Dr Thomas faces the most agonising dilemma in his entire career; nevertheless, can man play God?
Acclaimed Nazi euthanasia classic; often discussed, rarely seen.
Did You Know?
Some of the cast and crew of this film would later face accusations of Crimes Against Humanity at Nuremberg Trials for contributing to the Nazi Action T-4 euthanasia program. See more
[after willingly drinking an overdose of sleeping pills offered by her husband
Is this death?
Professor Thomas Heyt
This is death, Hanna.
I love you, Thomas...
Version of An Act of Murder