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THE CONDEMNED OF ALTONA (1962) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Sophia Loren ... Johanna von Gerlach Maximilian Schell Maximilian Schell ... Franz von Gerlach Fredric March Fredric March ... Albrecht von Gerlach Robert Wagner Robert Wagner ... Werner von Gerlach Françoise Prévost Françoise Prévost ... Leni von Gerlach Gabriele Tinti Gabriele Tinti ... Actor Rolf Tasna Rolf Tasna Michela Ricciardi Michela Ricciardi Dino De Luca Dino De Luca ... (as Dino Di Luca) Piero Leri Piero Leri Tonino Cianci Tonino Cianci ... (as Tonino Ciani) Ekkehard Schall Ekkehard Schall ... Actor
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At the end of the Second World War, Franz Gerlach, an officer of the Wehrmacht, locked himself in the attic of his father's villa in Altona, a suburb of Hamburg. To prevent Franz from being imprisoned and sentenced for war crimes, his father and sister Leni have hidden him. They've also told him that Germany was still destroyed and buried in rubble long after it had been rebuilt. When, after so many years of seclusion, Franz meets Johanna --- an actress and the wife of his brother, Werner --- his seemingly comatose life begins to function once more. Through a series of dramatic and passionate encounters with the actress, Franz learns that his father and sister have been lying to him; that Germany is now divided into two distinct countries; and one of them --- the one he's been hidden away in --- has been completely rebuilt. 

Alla fine della guerra, Franz Gerlach, un ufficiale della Wermacht, si è rinchiuso nella soffitta della villa del padre ad Altona, un sobborgo di Amburgo. Ad evitare che Franz possa essere imprigionato e condannato per crimini di guerra, il padre e la sorella Leni lo hanno nascosto e per anni hanno sostenuto per lui la menzogna di una Germania ancora distrutta e sepolta tra le macerie. Quando, dopo tanti anni di segregazione, Franz incontra Johanna, un'attrice di teatro moglie di suo fratello Werner, la vita che pareva essere assopita per sempre, ricomincia. Attraverso una serie di drammatici e appassionati incontri con Johanna, Franz apprende che Leni ed il padre gli hanno sempre mentito, che la Germania è divisa in due zone, una delle quali completamente ricostruita. 

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English and Spanish subtitles. Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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