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Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »

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Joshua Sinclair

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Ryan James (screenplay), Joshua Sinclair
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Silverstone ... Phillippe Halsman
Patrick Swayze ... Richard Pressburger
Martine McCutcheon ... Liuba Halsman
Heinz Hoenig ... Morduch Halsman
Anja Kruse ... Ita Halsman
Heinz Trixner Heinz Trixner ... Emil Groeschel
Christoph Schobesberger Christoph Schobesberger ... Siegfried Hohenleitner
Richard Johnson ... Judge Larcher
Wolfgang Fierek ... Leopold Zipperer
Adi Hirschal Adi Hirschal ... Dr. Stein
Alf Beinell Alf Beinell ... Franz Eicher
Christian K. Schaeffer Christian K. Schaeffer ... Johan Weiler (as Christian Schaeffer)
Erik Jan Rippmann Erik Jan Rippmann ... Josef Eder
Cornelia Albrecht Cornelia Albrecht ... Marilyn Monroe
Bernd Jeschek Bernd Jeschek ... Josef Weil
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Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish lawyer, Richard Pressburger, who quickly comes to the conclusion that Judge Larcher is prejudiced against his client. This allegation prompts Larcher to warn Richard to continue defending his client, or join him in the cell for contempt charges. The question remains will Richard continue to defend his client, or give up this case as he probably realizes that there is no chance of a fair trial. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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jewish | hiking | judge | lawyer | arrest | See All (41) »

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Jump See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Budget:

€3,500,000 (estimated)
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LWB Media See more »
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As Phillippe's mother enters the church@28:05, there is a modern evacuation light visible on the wall to the left. See more »

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Infinitely Fascinating
31 July 2008 | by tojepravdaSee all my reviews

An intimate look into a fascinating period of history. Not your average pre-holocaust story, but a rewarding exploration of a lesser-known case.

Some of the performances were rather wooden, and the direction felt a bit awkward and TV-ish at times, but the story was gripping. A much different role for Mr. Swayze, as well. I didn't expect him capable of such a sobering dramatic performance.

I hadn't heard of Halsman before, but am curious to learn more about him.

I will definitely watch this again, though I can't wait for it to hit the big screen.


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