The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005)

The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005)

The Aryan Couple, (The Couple)



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In this drama set in Eastern Europe in 1944, (Martin Landau) plays Josef Krauzenberg, a wealthy Hungarian Jewish business owner who, despite his fortune, finds his life hanging in the balance as the Nazi "final solution" is being enacted throughout Eastern Europe. Under the terms of the Third Reich's "Europa Plan," Krauzenberg arranges with Nazi leaders to exchange his fortune, his business holdings (textile plants, steel mills, ownership of several banks) and a collection of rare art for safe … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: John Daly, Kendrew Lascelles
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On DVD: Oct 13, 2006
Slow Hand Releasing - Official Site


as Josef Krauzenberg

as Rachel Krauzenberg

as Hans Vassman

as Ingrid Vassman

as Heinrich Himmler

as Himmler

as Adolf Eichmann

as Dresler

as Kurt Becher
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (17)

Mainly notable for its inappropriate, blithe sentimentality. In another film this would be the usual Hollywood hokum. In a film about the most serious subject imaginable, it amounts to moral idiocy.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Boston Globe
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The worst Holocaust movie ever.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
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he story loses its grip and momentum during the laboriously realized denouement, which follows the hired help's struggle to escape to Switzerland amid overwrought action sequences propelled by a shrieking violin-driven soundtrack.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
Washington Post
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A handsome Holocaust melodrama hobbled by a transparent and cartoonish script.

November 18, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Pure sentimental melodrama, with not a moment's reflection on any issue larger than the fate of our heroes.

Full Review… | November 17, 2005
Arizona Republic
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Holocaust is back, more overwrought than ever before.

William Goss

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