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Brainwashed (1960)

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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

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In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the Gestapo in a hotel room without any mental sustence of any kind to break him down to make him talk while a young ballerina, named Irene Adreny whom is the lover of the SS officer Berger playing mind games on von Basil, tries to intervene and help the poor intellectual keep his mind intact. Written by Anonymous

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A splendid, cerebral film!
3 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film, even better and darker than Stefan Zweig's short story upon which it is based.

It moves along at a leisurely pace by contemporary standards, which makes it all the better by providing a good sense of context for recently Nazi-occupied Austria. It Imparts an atmosphere of anxious apprehension and quiet desperation as poor Curd Jurgens struggles to hold onto his sanity while in solitary confinement, deprived of all stimuli.

Recommended for film buffs and chess players alike.


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