Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Jud Suss - Film Indemnity 2010 Oskar Roehler

The exception, a German film - in addition a current - will be published in this blog of mine, is located on a special feature. I had the rare opportunity to talk with the director about his film - a possibility which I hope many in the Italian films. My criticism of the film I wrote, however, before this interview, she had consciously aware of but not changed, although my assumptions were not always correct. Especially in the film "Jud Suess - film Double Indemnity" that was discussed very controversial in the media, it is striking how much critics - and I am not from me - often judging from our own point of view out. Certainly will remain so in such a way But respect for the work of the artist should also resonate forever.

Content: The Austrian actor Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti) lives with his wife Anna (Martina Gedeck) and daughter in Berlin, where he is engaged in film and theater. Shortly before the premiere of "Othello" he first met propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Moritz Bleibtreu), who expressed great praise about his play as "Iago". Marian suspects at this time either, that the "Othello" will not be performed because there mimes his Jewish colleague, German (Heribert Sasse), the main role, still that he occupies in Goebbels plans an important role. He is the lead in its latest propaganda film about taking "Jud Suess" ...

The choice Oskar Roehler the Nazi - Nazi propaganda film "Jud Suess" it was only right, for no work of this phase has now at a comparable level of awareness. In contrast, Ferdinand Marian, who plays the title role, now obscure, even though his performance deserves much of the earnings that "Jud Suess" stood out from the mass of propaganda movies out in its most insidious, subliminal creation of Hatred against the Jews.

The film itself - even if the title suggests - is not the center of attention, but man Ferdinand Marian (Tobias Moretti). This was as an actor just beginning his career, refused at first - as previously-known colleagues - to assume the role of "Jud Suss" to them who, after Joseph Goebbels (Moritz Bleibtreu) forced him so appealing as possible create. It is from what was humanly comprehensible characterization of the main character, became the film that subtlety to bring his message to the Goebbels under the people without having to "Jud Suess" noted the same propaganda machine.

So far, at least the legend, because the exact circumstances of Marian's commitment and the realization of his role design can not be reconstructed exactly. Oskar Roehler uses these requirements to the figure "Ferdinand Marian" to be interpreted freely and even discourage it back before the change of historical facts. From the beginning, as Goebbels German after a successful dress rehearsal of Shakespeare's "Othello" but is enthusiastic about Marian's interpretation of Iago, but after that prohibits the performance and the Jewish actor of Othello, William (Heribert Sasse) coated with a prohibition, changed Roehler history, for Marian was actually the end of the 30's great success as Iago on.

It is clear that Roehler is less interested in an authentic Marian's characterization, as the stylization of a person in the conflict between compassion and seduction. To this dichotomy more elaborate, he invents Marians half-Jewish wife Anna (Martina Gedeck) and makes him the German Jewish colleagues as alleged gardener hiding in his garden shed. He increased the pressure on Marian, his wife, the perfidious intentions of the film already seen the script, which he cancels Goebbels with a theatrical gesture. But he considers this consequence by not, as Goebbels simply presents him with a fait accompli.

Roehler, confirmed this constellation or by quasi ascends with the mallet-known Nazi stereotypes. The blonde maid Britta (Anna Unterberger) with the burly SS thugs Lutz (Shia LaBeouf) on their side, the booming, inhuman camp commandant and his horny wife (Gudrun Landgrebe), which drives most like to Jews - and hovering above it all , Moritz Bleibtreu as Goebbels cartoon slimes are held by the scenes or crying, always get the big picture in mind. And any chance of bouncing Uniform and future mother will cross - recipients used to have sex - Germany, a united people of promiscuous.

Only Tobias Moretti is waning as human, the wavers between his vanity and his conscience, ambivalent in this panopticon, but what will Roehler convey that? - As a prototype of a people led astray can not apply, because that it is still too close to the real person Ferdinand Marian. Before the film "Jud Suess", the Roehler some with re-enactment, some fades with original clips, no one today must also be warned, so the word "film without a conscience" seems unnecessary. And why
operates Roehler falsifying history to fake suicide Marians, although he had two passengers in his accidental death in the car who survived, also confronted him with a satirical part Goebbelsfigur simultaneously to Tobias Moretti to demand the faithful representation of a man who breaks his inner conflicts? - "Jud Suss - film without conscience" leaves a fragmented impression, which can also miss the subtlety, the Goebbels was in "Jud Suess" so hard. Roehler's film illustrates this staging rudeness the true inner picture of a propaganda film like "Jud Suess" and remains clear despite the abandonment of several historical truths.

can be specific, there are some criticisms, but you have to certify Roehler courage, such a strong with expectations occupied topic so entertaining to implement, without trivializing them. Subliminally it also feels sympathy for an inside insecure people like Ferdinand Marian, especially in the frequently cited Zarah Leander song "The wind told me a song" from "La Habanera". There was Marian the credible performance as a man, being the first in his uncompromising approach to the classic image of the enemy, but ultimately proves to be the deepest and truest character - the opposite development "Jud Suess"

. "Jud Suss - Film without a conscience " Germany, Austria, 2010 Director: Oskar Roehler , writer: Klaus Richter, Starring: Tobias Moretti, Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Justus von Dohnanyi, Heribert Sasse, Running time: 114 minutes


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