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Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for Patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Silverstone ...
Phillippe Halsman
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Richard Pressburger
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Liuba Halsman
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Morduch Halsman
Anja Kruse ...
Ita Halsman
Heinz Trixner ...
Emil Groeschel
Christoph Schobesberger ...
Siegfried Hohenleitner
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Judge Larcher
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Leopold Zipperer
Adi Hirschal ...
Dr. Stein
Alf Beinell ...
Franz Eicher
Christian K. Schaeffer ...
Johan Weiler (as Christian Schaeffer)
Erik Jan Rippmann ...
Josef Eder
Cornelia Albrecht ...
Marilyn Monroe
Bernd Jeschek ...
Josef Weil
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Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for Patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish lawyer, Richard Pressburger, who quickly comes to the conclusion that Judge Larcher is prejudiced against his client. This allegation prompts Larcher to warn Richard to continue defending his client - or join him in the cell for contempt charges. The question remains will Richard continue to defend his client or give up this case as he probably realizes that there is no chance of a fair trial. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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€3,500,000 (estimated)
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The hitherto unknown event in the life of Philip Halsman, the world-famous 50's photographer.
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The 119 minute version, which the director actually edited (despite the distribution of a 102" version) is a fascinating tale of the strife between a father and son which leads to death and deep regret. Patrick Swayze is fantastic in this movie. He shows a side of his acting which proves how diversified he can be and how talented. Martine McCutcheon and Anja Kruse are also fantastic, as is Ben Silverstone. This film should be watched in the original, English version (there is tendency in Europe to dub everything that moves -- including pictures). This film shows how Austria was also involved in the rise of National Socialism as an architect of the movement more than its victim.


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