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Die Schauspielerin (1988)

The film is set in the 1930s in Germany. Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal, two young actors working in a small theater, are in love with each other. Their love affair is interrupted by Nazi ... See full summary »

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... Maria Rheine
... Mark Löwenthal
... Mario Montegasso
Blanche Kommerell ... Judith Baumann
Jürgen Watzke ... Stengele
... Jaldas Großvater
Edda Schwarzkopf ... Marks Mutter
... Ernst Freund
Gerhard Meyer ... Intendant des Jüdischen Theaters
Falk Rockstroh ... Jupp
Gesine Laatz ... Jalda
Ute Lubosch ... Rosa
Klaus Bieligk ... Needer
Eckhard Becker ... Leicester-Darsteller
Klaus Pönitz ... Intendant
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The film is set in the 1930s in Germany. Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal, two young actors working in a small theater, are in love with each other. Their love affair is interrupted by Nazi racial policies; Mark is no longer allowed to perform in German theaters because he is a Jew. In order to continue acting, he joins the newly formed Jewish Theater in Berlin. Maria, who is not Jewish, faces no restrictions on her career, and she becomes a successful actress at a big theater in Munich. But her love for Mark eventually leads her to decide to sacrifice both career and security to remain close to him. She fakes a suicide, assumes a Jewish identity and, as Manja Löwenthal, joins the Jewish Theater Written by DEFA Film Library

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13 October 1988 (East Germany)  »

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NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Bessie Smith
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