The Actress

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The Actress

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The Actress

Release Date: October 12, 1988

Year    :   1988
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DEFA
Director    :   Siegfried Kühn
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Siegfried Kühn, Regine Kühn, Hedda Zinner
RunTime    :   87 mins.

The year 1933: Successful actress Maria Rheine is in love with her Jewish colleague Mark Löwenthal. When the Nazis implement the racist Nuremberg Laws, their relationship is severely endangered. Defiant Maria decides to stay together with Mark and ends her promising career: She assumes a Jewish identity and continues to work under the name Manja Löwenthal. She and Mark perform at the Jewish Theatre in Berlin, until they become victims of an intrigue: Their colleague Judith, who has a crush on Mark, denounces them to the secret police.


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