Professor Mamlock

Professor Mamlock (Motion picture : 1961)

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Summary

  • "A Jewish chief surgeon in Berlin, Professor Mamlock believes in reason, humanism and his country. As 1933 begins, he remains blind to the increasing anti-Semitism around him. He is troubled by those with opposing political views and throws his communist-leaning son out of the house. And he cannot believe that his daughter is driven from her school because she is Jewish. As the Nazis consolidate their power and new racial laws bar Mamlock from working at his hospital, his devastation leaves him no alternative"--The DEFA Film Library website.

Notes

  • Originally produced in East Germany as a motion picture and released in 1961.
  • Extras include biographies and filmographies, PDF files: "The Careers of Professor Mamlock" by Stefan Soldovierl, Friederich Wolf biographical information and images, "Friedrich Wolf: Beyond the Jewish/Communist Divide" by Henning Müller, and movie poster.
  • Based on the same play by Friedrich Wolf.
  • DVD.
  • In German, with optional English subtitles.
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