6.1/10
990
10 user 35 critic

Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)

Jud Süss - Film ohne Gewissen (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, War | August 2010 (Austria)
Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

Director:

Oskar Roehler

Writers:

Klaus Richter (screenplay), Oskar Roehler (collaborating writer) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Moretti ... Ferdinand Marian
Martina Gedeck ... Anna Marian
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Joseph Goebbels
Justus von Dohnányi ... Veit Harlan
Armin Rohde ... Heinrich George
Anna Unterberger ... Britta
Heribert Sasse Heribert Sasse ... Wilhelm Adolf Deutscher
Ralf Bauer ... Fritz Hippler
Martin Feifel ... Erich Knauf
Paula Kalenberg ... Kristina Söderbaum
Milan Peschel ... Werner Krauß
Erika Marozsán ... Vlasta
Fanny Altenburger Fanny Altenburger ... Maria Marian
Rolf Zacher ... Erich Engel
Robert Stadlober ... Lutz
Edit

Storyline

Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the memoirs of Veit Harlan the scene where Werner Krauss presented his shrunken heads to represent himself and Goebbels took place in Krauss' home in Dahlem near Berlin, not in a hotel. See more »

Goofs

In real life Joseph Goebbels didn't attend the premiere of Jew Suess in 1940 in Venice himself. His memories about it in his diary were received by him from a second hand. See more »

Quotes

Ferdinand Marian: Nobody would buy this role from me. My audience doesn't want me to see that way.
Joseph Goebbels: Ah, so your audience doesn't want you to see that way? Well, Who casts you for your rolls, my dear Marian? The audience or me?
Ferdinand Marian: Believe me there are thousands of better actors. I usually play sensualists, symphatic bon vivants.
Joseph Goebbels: So, your Jago was a symphatic bon vivant.
Ferdinand Marian: No, but it was Shakespeare...
Joseph Goebbels: [interrupts and shouts] ... and I am Joseph Goebbels. You actors demand every help from us and we pay you more than our ...
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits only contain the name of the movie and a list of the production companies and supporter organizations. See more »

Connections

References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Sog nischt kejnmol
composed by Dimitrij Jakovlevich Pokras and Hirsch Glick
See more »

User Reviews

 
Jew on that
28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is a very delicate subject and the filmmaker at hand might not have been the best choice. His directing (Moritz B. as Goebbels would have needed some guidance), his poor choices in staging some scenes and other flaws become very apparent.

On the other hand, he is not afraid to go places, that others might not have dared (an intercourse that is so absurd, it's almost funny, if it weren't tragic ... and a scene you will either love or hate). Of course the faux documentary style tries to recreate a feeling of what happened back then. But the fact, that he was just a director for hire, seems to apparent.

He did not really check or confront himself too much with the story. Instead opting on doing what he got from the script (or his interpretation of it). And it's a shame that some powerful scenes such a the one in a tent, were the movie is shown, with reactions, is getting sidetracked and completely dismissed by the next set-up outside the tent, when it seems to be a completely different movie, with no class or style attached to it.

Moretti on the other hand (as most actors), try their best. You cannot fault him (or his "wife" in the movie) for any shortcomings of the end result. With a subject matter like this you could expect a better movie. Some parts are really good and it's ambiguity is still something I cherish (that's why I rated it so "high"). Still there is no constant flow and the mood is all over the place ... same goes for Bleibtreus Goebbels ...


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

August 2010 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Goebbels et le Juif Süss - Histoire d'une manipulation See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$975,007
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed