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Forbidden (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | December 1984 (UK)
In Berlin in the early 1940s, romance is forbidden between the young countess who is studying veterinary medicine and a young man she meets at the home of a former professor. But they fall ... See full summary »

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Ruth Friedländer
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Lucie
Avis Bunnage ...
Frau Schmidt
Robert Dietl ...
Nils Arvidson
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Max Baum
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Hans Wittenhagen
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Herta Schwarz ...
Berta
Ulli Kinalzik ...
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Gerhard Frey ...
Emil Janos
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In Berlin in the early 1940s, romance is forbidden between the young countess who is studying veterinary medicine and a young man she meets at the home of a former professor. But they fall in love. She gets involved in helping Jews escape from the Nazis. All get out of Berlin except the young man. There is a room in her apartment where he can't be seen through the windows and a chest converted into a sofa where she and her brothers played hide-and-seek as children. This real life hide-and-seek game has high stakes. The movie is said to be based on a true story. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Adapted from a book "The Last Jews in Berlin". See more »

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All the emotion, but totally believable.
25 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

All of the well-made stories of persecution of Jews and others by the Hitler regime before and during World War II bring forth emotional responses. This film is unique in that it combines that reality with totally believable characters. The film is well written, well directed, and well acted. The viewer must ask: 'Could you imagine going through something like that?'

Jacqueline Bisset plays the part of a young German with liberal views very well. Jürgen Prochnow comes across quite well as young man of Jewish heritage who wants very much to be totally German. It is also interesting how the Swedish church plays a key role in protecting the Jews who have escaped deportation. Many questions are stimulated by the film about various parts of German society, but those are questions raised by all coverage of those terrible events.


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