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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).


Oskar Roehler


Klaus Richter (screenplay), Oskar Roehler (collaborating writer) | 2 more credits »
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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


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

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Biography | Drama | War


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Did You Know?


In the scene where Goebbels, Harlan and some other people are watching a movie on Goebbels' 43th birthday, they are watching an actual birthday home movie with the real children of Goebbels. This movie was made a few days before his birthday by Heinz Rühmann, who was invited by Goebbels himself 1940 to his villa in Wannsee near Berlin. Goebbels liked Rühmann and let him playing many movies but Rühmann himself wasn't a Nazi. See more »


Veit Harlan said, that he would never do a propaganda movie. Actually he already did propaganda movies before "Jud Suess". In 1937 he did "Der Herrscher", that was containing elements from NS-propaganda. Perhaps Harlan said that, to fool the actors to gain them for his movie. See more »


Joseph Goebbels: Isn't it irony of destiny: In German movies, the Jews are portrayed by Arian actors, but in the American ones, the national socialists are played by Jewish immigrants?
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Crazy Credits

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


References Stern von Rio (1940) See more »


Ich hab de schönen Maderln net erfunden
composed by Ludwig Schmidseder and Theo Prosel
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The Third Reich is not to be trifled with.
14 May 2017 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

German films about Nazism often face the evil eye from reviewers. No exception in this case. Director Oskar Roehler clarified; "Our aim was to enter the innermost sanctum of Nazi high society, and to portray how seducible artists were in the Third Reich". The Third Reich is not to be trifled with. Not now, when we finally have mapped and interpreted Nazism forever. This film delivers a different message and conclusion. De- demonizing the clowns and incarcerating the followers. Many have been outraged by the unabashed rough sex between Gudrun Landgrebe's and Tobias Moretti's characters. Not to mention the brilliant scene where the merrymaking German locals whines about the crumbs that the American liberators hands over to the surviving camp inmates. "Jud Süss" is played out as the war operetta it was. Blind, boisterous, excessive, orgastic, self-indulgent, greedy, in curling pastel colors. Much like Fassbinder's "Lili Marleen" or Szabó's "Mephisto". Nazism and its demons is still a moneymaker in the media world.

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August 2010 (Austria) See more »

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


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