German film – BERLIN 36 – issued on dvd

posted 20 Aug 2013, 01:22 by Julian Whiting   [ updated 22 Aug 2013, 04:01 ]

Berlin 36BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009    HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR      £15.99 
Inspired by true events, Berlin 36 is one of the biggest untold Olympic scandals. In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Berg man n hangs in the balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team, but to ensure that she doesn’t win gold they also include a mysterious German rival, the unknown Marie Kettalar. Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider within the German team and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only by the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it could completely undermine their Olympics success.

In German with English subtitles -

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Interview with    – http://filmeducation.org/cineschool/resources/features/berlin_36/

Uk Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7oeRG_rhBo&feature=share&list=UUcvPGjaA-X7tjs-qQgSFyog

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd