After years of dedication, hard work and determination in the unexplored field of medical research, the esteemed Dr Thomas Heyt finally receives the letter from the University of Munich he had been waiting for so long. In the meantime, much to her delight, his lively young wife, the ecstatic Hanna, can't wait to announce the wonderful news: next fall, the renowned professor will be the director of the institute. 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. Inevitably, as the beautiful wife succumbs to her cruel and tragic fate, her pleas for help and a swift "release" to her husband will become more and more frequent, before Hanna is reduced to a mere fragment of her once vital self. But 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...
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