|Cast:||HEIKE MAKATSCH DAN STEVENS MONICA BLEIBTREU HANNS ZISCHLER JOHANNA GASTDORF|
|Running time:||136 mins|
|Audio format:||DTS Surround ES, Dolby EX|
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The Charisma Of Mariene Dietrich.
The Heart Of Edith Piaf.
The Soul Of Post-War Germany: “The Knef”
“An Outstanding Biopic With A Captivating, Standout Performance…”
Kirk Honeycutt, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Her Ambitiousness Is Only Matched By Her Humility And Tenderness.
She Says… ‘ I wanted Beauty’ and She Created It Out Of Hunger,
Misery, Frustration, Humiliation”. Henry Miller
Broadway star, songstress, screen diva, international icon and bestselling author - Hildegard Knef was many things. But more than anything else, she was a fighter who often fell, but never stayed down.
Berlin, 1943. The collapse of Nazi Germany looms, but young HILDE marches through the rubble of Berlin with only one thought in her head: she wants to become a star. With luck, looks, the right men and overwhelming self-confidence, she makes her way in the film world, both during and after the war, swapping her Nazi lover for a young Jewish husband. Hollywood beckons, but Hilde is no Marlene. Underemployed and frustrated she longs for Germany. The divided country welcomes her back but a short nude scene in “The Sinner” (1950) provokes a national scandal, making her an outcast in her own country. Internationally, she becomes what she’s always wanted to be: a star, on the big screen, on Broadway, in America and Europe. The years go by in a whirl of successes and failures, of ups and downs. Yet even as her film career wanes she picks herself up and embarks on a new journey…