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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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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:

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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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The hitherto unknown event in the life of Philip Halsman, the world-famous 50's photographer.
24 September 2008 | by johnjoshuaSee all my reviews

The 119 minute version, which the director actually edited (despite the distribution of a 102" version) is a fascinating tale of the strife between a father and son which leads to death and deep regret. Patrick Swayze is fantastic in this movie. He shows a side of his acting which proves how diversified he can be and how talented. Martine McCutcheon and Anja Kruse are also fantastic, as is Ben Silverstone. This film should be watched in the original, English version (there is tendency in Europe to dub everything that moves -- including pictures). This film shows how Austria was also involved in the rise of National Socialism as an architect of the movement more than its victim.


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