Berlin '36

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Berlin '36

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Berlin '36

Release Date: September 09, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «Nazi Germany 1936. Gretel Bergman is one of Hitler's best gold medal contenders. And she's Jewish.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   ARD
Director    :   Kaspar Heidelbach
Producers    :   Gerhard Schmidt, Doris J. Heinze, Jörn Klamroth
Writers    :   Lothar Kurzawa, Eric Friedler
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dora Ratjen was male until 1938.

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