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Meschugge (1998)

Unrated | | Thriller | 11 March 1999 (Germany)
Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman ... See full summary »

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... Lena Katz
... David Fish
... Charles Kaminski
Nicole Heesters ... Lena's Mother
... Win
... David's Mother
Lukas Ammann ... Max Weiss
... Rahel Fish (as Stephanie Roth)
... Rahel's Husband
Erin Rakow ... Slavie Fish
Daniel Mastroianni ... Menachem Fish
Paul Butler ... Lt. Lynch
Mario Giacalone ... Det. Pucci
Mark Zimmerman ... Bregman
... Rita Teichmann
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Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman lying on the hotel floor. She accompanies the injured woman to the hospital and meets David, who is the woman's son. After David's mother dies from the injuries, a question remains: was she murdered? The trail leads to Germany. Apparently, Lena's mother has some kind of relationship with David's mother that reaches back into the dark German history of the 1940s. Written by Marco Radke <meteomara@gmx.de>

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A life saved. A life taken. The past can never be erased. See more »

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great, complex story
29 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film has one of the most complex stories I have ever seen. Some films could be easily shortened to the half. This movie is very different, there is stuff enough for two or three movies in it. Every time you think you could not be surprised, the whole story takes another direction. And in the end you are informed the story is actually true.

Very good play, very good cuts. Very good actors. I enjoyed every minute.


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