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The Berlin Affair (1985)

R | | Drama | October 1985 (USA)
Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ... See full summary »

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Liliana Cavani

Writers:

Liliana Cavani (screenplay), Roberta Mazzoni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gudrun Landgrebe ... Louise Von Hollendorf
Kevin McNally ... Heinz Von Hollendorf
Mio Takaki ... Mitsuko Matsugae
Hanns Zischler ... Wolf Von Hollendorf
Massimo Girotti ... Werner Von Heiden
Philippe Leroy ... Herbert Gessler
William Berger ... The Professor
Andrea Prodan Andrea Prodan ... Joseph Benno
Tomoko Tanaka Tomoko Tanaka ... Ume
Claudio Lorimer Claudio Lorimer ... Otto Bhüler
Edward Farrelly Edward Farrelly ... Bernard
John Steiner ... Oskar Engelhart
Enrica Maria Scrivano Enrica Maria Scrivano ... Lotte Engelhart
Clara Algranti Clara Algranti ... Ilse
Benedetta Fantoli Benedetta Fantoli ... Concierge
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Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ambassador to Germany. Louise's husband Heinz soon finds out and tries to break up the union between his wife and Mitsuko only to eventually fall in love with Mitsuko also, while outside parties who include art professor Joseph Benno, Mitsuko's lover, and Heinz's cousin Wolf, a Gestapo officer, figure in which threatens to destroy the love triangle for good. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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8 January 2007 | by citizencorpsnycSee all my reviews

Who needs subtitles. Just watch it in raw German. Best exemplifies Berlin as a place for elitist bi sexuals and Weimar bohemian types that circulated in the 1920's - 1930's. We are spared spartan Liebensraum volker angry butch women with their Teutonic hairy underarms, since the director skilfully selected only what men like to see: beautiful feminine women getting it on with each other. Of of course, there is a human element to all this, with the Fascist's looming in the background and all that. Too bad the story line could not wane a few more years of script, say, until the Russians invaded the city. Or, perhaps, they could have escaped to Nagasaki in a German U boat with the Japanese Ambassador. (Material for a sequel?) I got such a kick out of this film I would rate it five stars (like Eisenhower's rank) and keep it in my personal collection along with Peter Lorre's "M" and Montgomery Clift's, "The Big Lift".


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