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Gripsholm (2000)

The summerly adventures of Kurt (Tucholsky) and girl friend staying in a Swedish castle whilst the political changes in Germany in the thirties.


Xavier Koller


Stefan Kolditz, Kurt Tucholsky (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Noethen ... Kurt
Heike Makatsch ... Prinzessin
Jasmin Tabatabai Jasmin Tabatabai ... Billie
Marcus Thomas ... Karlchen
Rudolf Wessely ... Chefredakteur / Verleger
Horst Krause ... Generalkonsul
Leif Liljeroth Leif Liljeroth ... Baron Valberg
Inger Nilsson ... Frau Andersson
Anette Felber Anette Felber ... Frau Adriani
Sara Föttinger Sara Föttinger ... Ada
Katharina Blaschke Katharina Blaschke ... Hagere Nichte
Gerlinde Klug Gerlinde Klug ... Stumme Nichte
Giora Seeliger Giora Seeliger ... Kollege
Lena Reichmuth Lena Reichmuth ... Kollegin (as Bernarda Reichmuth)
Christiane Brammer Christiane Brammer ... Aushilfe


Based on the Kurt Tucholsky's novel Schloss Gripsholm and on his real life story, this beautifully produced feature film plunges the audience into the pleasure-craving, decadent world of Berlin cabaret at the beginning of the 1930s. Kurt Tucholsky, who was an important Jewish German intellectual, give us Kurt, a German-Jewish publisher, ironic author and, thanks to his risqué chanson lyrics, a celebrated star of the cabaret. After writing inflammatory articles about the Nazis, in the summer of 1932, Kurt travels to the Swedish palace of Gripsholm with his girlfriend Lydia and their friends, the seductive vaudeville singer Billie and the passionate fly-boy Karlchen. Nothing will ever be the same again. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Plot Keywords:

cabaret | castle | 1930s | jewish | nazi | See All (91) »


Drama | Romance


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Germany | Switzerland | Austria


German | Swedish

Release Date:

16 November 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem ideje See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »


Box Office


DEM 10,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


For this movie Jasmin Tabatabai sang in German for the first time. See more »


Some of the bathing scenes show a lake surrounded by high, rocky mountains. In fact, Gripsholm castle is situated outside Stockholm where the country is flat with only some small hills; the nearest rocky mountains can be found more than 200 miles away from Gripsholm. See more »


Referenced in Gripsholm - Zwischen Gestern und Morgen (2001) See more »

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Great Romance
18 January 2002 | by cjpetrieSee all my reviews

The director did a terrific job of pulling together a romance from the elements of the writer's life and his autobiography. The result is an enjoyable and intriguing story of romance and friendships set in 1932 as the Nazi's were gaining power. Heike Makatsch is justifiably becoming popular in Germany this year (2002) and I hope she comes to the American screen.

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