The Resource Berlin 36, Beta Cinema presents ; a Gemini Film/Eyeworks production ; in co-production with NDR Degeto Film and Beta Film ; produced by Gerhard Schmidt ; directed by Kaspar Heidelbach, (videorecording)

Berlin 36, Beta Cinema presents ; a Gemini Film/Eyeworks production ; in co-production with NDR Degeto Film and Beta Film ; produced by Gerhard Schmidt ; directed by Kaspar Heidelbach, (videorecording)

Label
Berlin 36
Title
Berlin 36
Statement of responsibility
Beta Cinema presents ; a Gemini Film/Eyeworks production ; in co-production with NDR Degeto Film and Beta Film ; produced by Gerhard Schmidt ; directed by Kaspar Heidelbach
Title variation
  • Berlin '36
  • Berlin 1936
  • Berlin thirty-six
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
A remarkable true story of the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the strange machinations of the Nazi propaganda machine inspired this historical drama. Adolf Hitler and his associates saw the 1936 Olympics as an ideal opportunity to show the superiority of the fascist way of life to the world, but their plans hit a snag when the American Olympic team announced they would boycott the games unless the German team allowed Jewish athletes to participate. Much of the controversy hinged on Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth), a world-class high jumper who seemed a sure bet to make the German team except for the fact she was a Jew. German sports minister Hans von Tschamner und Osten (Thomas Thieme) and his assistant Karl Ritter von Halt (Johann von Buelow) quickly hatched a plan to placate both sides -- they would invite Bergmann to participate in a qualifying meet, but match her against a gentile athlete certain to beat her. Finding a female who could outjump Bergmann was a formidable task, and the Jewish champion soon found herself up against a little known competitor, Marie Ketteler, who hid a secret from the world -- Marie was actually a man (played bySebastian Urzendowsky). As fate would have it, both Bergmann and Ketteler made the team and struck up a friendship, but one that would soon be compromised by Ketteler's deeper feelings. And while Ketteler was in fact a man, he had been living in sexual limbo much of his life, having been raised as a girl by his overbearing mother (Marita Breuer), which only added to his dilemma
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Edited by Hedy Altschiller ; director of photography, Achim Poulheim ; music by Arno Steffen
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
German dialogue; English subtitles
PerformerNote
Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Axel Prahl, August Zirner, Maria Happel, Franz Dinda, Leon Seidel, Thomas Thieme
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1959-
  • 1962-
  • 1949-
  • 1954-
  • 1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Urzendowsky, Sebastian
  • Prahl, Axel
  • Zirner, August
  • Happel, Maria
  • Dinda, Franz
  • Seidel, Leon
  • Thieme, Thomas
  • Heidelbach, Kaspar
  • Herfurth, Karoline
  • Beta Cinema (Firm)
  • Mongrel Media
  • Métropole Films Distribution
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergmann, Gretel
  • Olympic Games
  • Jewish athletes
  • Transvestites
  • Secrecy
  • Nazis
  • Friendship
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, German
  • Feature films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Berlin 36, Beta Cinema presents ; a Gemini Film/Eyeworks production ; in co-production with NDR Degeto Film and Beta Film ; produced by Gerhard Schmidt ; directed by Kaspar Heidelbach, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
629159044583
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD4458
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (DLC)lbu00100049
  • av00218270
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Berlin 36, Beta Cinema presents ; a Gemini Film/Eyeworks production ; in co-production with NDR Degeto Film and Beta Film ; produced by Gerhard Schmidt ; directed by Kaspar Heidelbach, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
629159044583
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD4458
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (DLC)lbu00100049
  • av00218270
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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