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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).

Director:

Oskar Roehler

Writers:

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

The play at the beginning of the movie is William Shakespeare's "Othello", with Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti) as Jago. Later on, this role is mentioned by Joseph Goebbels (Moritz Bleibtreu). See more »

Goofs

The partisan hymn "Don't say ever you're going the last way" was written in Vilna by Hirsh Glik and performed the first time at the 1. May ceremony in the Ghetto in 1943, celebrating the uprising of Ghetto Warsaw. In this time, Auschwitz was already working See more »

Quotes

Werner Krauss: [taking two shrunken heads off his suitcase, is imitating himself and Goebbels, first as himself] Please, please Herr Minister, let me play all jewish minor roles
Werner Krauss: [as Goebbels] You are megalomaniac, Krauss
Werner Krauss: [as himself] No, I'm not, I'm an actor. Please, the role of Rabbi Loew is too small for me.
Werner Krauss: [as Goebbels] You know very well, that I'm against double roles.
Werner Krauss: [as himself] So you have to go without me, good bye.
[normal to Marian and Harlan, who are sitting next to him]
Werner Krauss: It's genius, right?
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References La Habanera (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Es fehlt ihr die Rozinke
composed by Molly Picon and Joseph Rumshinsky
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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 ...


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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$975,007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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