Germany in ruins, on the outside as well as on the inside
A very good Hans Albers movie, filmed in 1947 in the American occupation zone. The Albers' character (probably as the actor himself) is not "Der Sieger" anymore (referring to a Albers movie of more than 10 years ago, it means "the victor" & reflects most of Albers' roles) but a de-moralized man who sacrifices his dignity to make ends meet in a devastated Berlin in ruins & hunger. This was not intended as a "tear jerker" back in its day but for me as a German of the baby boomer years (in Germany the vintages 1960 - '65) it makes me shed a tear here & there about the state that my hometown of Berlin (& the rest of the country) was in in those years & how bleak the outlook of people was in the twilight zone between the war's end & the founding of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland in 1949. I am pretty sure, that there is no english version available but if you have at least some basic knowledge about the german language watch it, highly recommended.
- Jan 27, 2019
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