DIE SCHAUSPIELERIN (THE ACTRESS)
Actors Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal meet and fall in love working at the theater in the 1930s. Mark is fired because he is Jewish; the only place he can still work is the Jewish Theater in Berlin. Maria, however, has a successful career. The two lose sight of each other. One evening, Maria finds flowers from Mark. He must not meet her; the Nuremberg Laws prohibit contact between people categorized as "Jews" and "Germans." Maria decides to follow her love, changes her identity, feigns suicide, and goes to see Mark with a forged passport. She takes on a role that can cost her her life.
Screening with book presentation at Filmmuseum Potsdam
Holocaust und jüdisches Leben im Spiegel audiovisueller Medien der SBZ und der DDR 1946 bis 1990 – Eine Dokumentation
Book presentation with author Elke Schieber
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Frank Stern (cultural and film scholar)
This event is in German.
Feature film, GDR 1988
88 minutes, german
Director Siegfried Kühn
Actors: Corinna Harfouch, André M. Hennicke, Michael Gwisdek