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Die Sünderin (1951)

Marina, a prostitute, lives with the unsuccessful artist Alexander. He suffers from a brain tumor that threatens to make him blind. In order to finance an operation Marina takes up her old profession.

Director:

Willi Forst
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hildegard Knef ... Marina
Gustav Fröhlich ... Alexander Kless
Robert Meyn Robert Meyn ... Von Hernsdorf - Marinas Stiefvater / Marina's Stepfather
Änne Bruck Änne Bruck ... Marinas Mutter / Marina's Mother
Jochen-Wolfgang Meyn Jochen-Wolfgang Meyn ... Eduard - Marinas Stiefbruder / Marina's Stepbrother (as J. Wolfgang Meyn)
Andreas Wolf Andreas Wolf ... Arzt / Doctor
Theo Tecklenburg Theo Tecklenburg
Wera Frydtberg Wera Frydtberg
Carl Voscherau Carl Voscherau
Benno Gellenbeck
Karl Kramer Karl Kramer
Horst von Otto Horst von Otto
Irene Mirbach Irene Mirbach
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Storyline

Marina, a prostitute, lives with the unsuccessful artist Alexander. He suffers from a brain tumor that threatens to make him blind. In order to finance an operation Marina takes up her old profession.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunderin See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hildegard Knef's nude scene drew the criticism of the Roman Catholic Church. She commented on it by saying: "I can't understand all that tumult - five years after Auschwitz!". See more »

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Referenced in Hilde (2009) See more »

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Love is giving, even in such a fallen world!
24 September 2002 | by pyamadaSee all my reviews

While this film created a furor upon release, not only for its frank treatment of social and sexual mores in Germany during and after WWII, but also for a modest nude scene, it may seem tame today. Nonetheless, there is a vibrancy here that prefigures Fassbinder and an interesting approach to narrative, voice over, montage and framing that is very modern and adds quite a lot to what is basically a conventional tear jerker that adheres to somewhat traditional Sturm und Drang/Romantic conventions. Well worth the effort to see.


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