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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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Storyline

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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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An Excellent Cavani film
29 April 2004 | by ik-12See all my reviews

This may not be as good as "The Night Porter", but it's a great film, and a pure Cavani: twisted plot, psychological dramas, attractions with no limits, and the characters trying to balance their lives between the beautiful and the ugly, the duties and the crimes... Once again the plot is complex and interesting; every twist of it kept me guessing - 'till the very end.

The actors are not as famous as in some of her other films, but play their roles quite well and are naturally belivable.

A film noir that may not be for everyone, but is a must for anyone who liked other works by Cavani.


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