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The Condemned of Altona (1962)

I sequestrati di Altona (original title)
A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact.

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Jean-Paul Sartre (play), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Johanna von Gerlach
Maximilian Schell ... Franz von Gerlach
Fredric March ... Albrecht von Gerlach
Robert Wagner ... Werner von Gerlach
Françoise Prévost ... Leni von Gerlach
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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A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact.

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According to his autobiography, Robert Wagner didn't get along at all with Maximilien Schell, who had just won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in " Judgment at Nuremberg ". See more »

Alternate Versions

Every reference to National Socialism was cut from the West German version in 1962. See more »

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Referenced in The Exterminator (1980) See more »

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Altona a film that left an impression since my childhood.
17 December 2004 | by shmulik-cohenSee all my reviews

The Condemned of Altona.

This is a film I saw a few times and would like to see again 40 years later. Based on Jean-Paul Sartre about WW2 and the NEW Germany in German eyes. The central character, Franz Gerlach, has kept himself locked in the attic of his father's house for many years because his Nazi Past. Sophia Loren as Johanna visits him in the attic. Loren and all the actors play difficult parts. Reminds me of Boll and Gunther Grass. Those Germans who can not forget what happened in World War 2. A 10 from me, a must see Drama that has been done on stage too. Is there a DVD Copy available? I saw it on TV and at the Cinema in the 1960's.


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Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

30 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,398,000
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2.35 : 1
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