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Venus vor Gericht (1941)

A sculptor, an enemy of modern art, sets an example. He sculpts a statue of Venus in the style of the Greek antiquity and buries it in a forest. When it's dug up in 1930, it's considered to be a 2 000 year old, antique statue.

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Peter Brake, Bildhauer
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Charlotte Böller
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Gottlieb Böller, Bürgermeister
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Benjamin Hecht, Kunsthändler
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Marianne
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Paul Dreysing, Zeichner (as Ernst F. Fürbringer)
Josef Eichheim ...
Prof.Semmel, Bildhauer
Erhard Siedel ...
Der Kultusminister
Carl Wery ...
Der Oberstaatsanwalt
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Der Staatsanwalt
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Dr.Knarre, Sachverständiger (as Hubert v. Meyerinck)
Justus Paris ...
Prof. Grimm, Sachverständiger
Fritz Reiff ...
Der Vorsitzende Richter
Peter Elsholtz ...
Der Verteidiger
Adolf Gondrell ...
Bronsky - Agent
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The sculptor Peter Brake, an early supporter of the National Socialists, is an enemy of modern art, which he considers decedent. To set an example, he sculpts a statue of Venus in the style of the Greek antiquity and buries it in a forest. When it's dug up in 1930, it's considered to be a 2 000 year old, antique statue. Peter tells the court, that he is the creator of the statue, but no one believes him and he is threatened with a charge of perjury. The only person who can verify the veracity of Peter's claim is the young girl, who posed for the sculpture. But since she has in the meantime married the mayor, Peter doesn't want to cause any problems for her and so keeps his mouth shut. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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art | nazi | nazi propaganda | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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4 June 1941 (Germany)  »

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Venus on Trial  »

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Edited into Deutschland, erwache! (1968) See more »

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