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Joseph Vilsmaier

Leo & Claire

Edition 2001
105' - 2001 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German
Director: Joseph Vilsmaier Composer: Gert Wilden Jr. With: Michael Degen, Franziska Petri, Suzanne von Borsody, Alewandra Maria Lara, Axel Milberg
Germany 1933. Leo Katzenberger is a wealthy businessman, a prominent member of the community. At heart a German patriot, born in Nuremberg where he spent all his life, he is also a Jew. His company resides in a courtyard he considers his own little kingdom. His world is shattered when Leo rents an apartment out to young and attractive photographer Irene. She capriciously flirts with Leo and soon people are talking about the Jew and the German girl. In a time where the ‘purity of the Aryan race’ is ascendant, this mild affair rapidly becomes a political issue. Denounced by his hate-filled neighbours, he is condemned in a show trial to be executed via the guillotine. (press kit)

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Credits

Director

Joseph Vilsmaier

Composer

Gert Wilden Jr.

With

Michael Degen, Franziska Petri, Suzanne von Borsody, Alewandra Maria Lara, Axel Milberg

Scenario

Reinhard Klooss, Klaus Richter

Director of Photography

Joseph Vilsmaier

Editor

Hans Funck

Producer

Reinhard Klooss, Joseph Vilsmaier

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Year

2001

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