Veritas vincit (1919)

"Truth Wins" - A history film that is particularly elaborate in terms of its features and that attempts to illustrate the perpetual victory of the truth about the lie in three epic episodes.


Joe May


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia May ... Helena / Ellinor / Komtessa Helene
Johannes Riemann ... Lucfius / Ritter Lutz von Ehrenfried / Prinz Ludwig
Magnus Stifter Magnus Stifter ... Decius
Emil Albes Emil Albes ... Flavius
Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Tullulus
Ferry Sikla Ferry Sikla ... Fucius Asinius
Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt ... Digulus
Georg John ... Blinder Senator
Leopold Bauer Leopold Bauer ... Meister Heinrich, der Goldschmied
Lina Paulsen Lina Paulsen ... Ursula
Friedrich Kühne Friedrich Kühne ... Florian
Bernhard Goetzke ... Inder
Adolf Klein Adolf Klein ... Fürst
Olga Engl ... Fürstin
Joseph Klein Joseph Klein ... General von der Tanne (as Josef Klein)


The first episode takes place in ancient Rome at the time of Decius. The second, medieval part is located in a small town around the year 1500. The third and last part takes place at a small European court of princely shortly before the outbreak of the First World War. In the first two parts, the characters seal their fate by dishonesty, taking a tragic turn on those lies. In the last, "modern" episode, the protagonist learns from the mistakes of the past. With her commitment to the truth she saves her love and overcomes all social prejudices. The leitmotifs connecting the three episodes are a magical ring and the theme of transmigration. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Release Date:

4 April 1919 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Verdade Vence See more »

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Production Co:

May-Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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