Jew Suss (1940)

Jew Suss

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Jew Suss was a well-worn stage drama based on an old novel by Lionel Feuchtwanger. The story involves an enterprising Jewish businessman (Conrad Veidt) who gains power and influence in the European community of Wurttemburg. He does this to help his people, who have suffered persecution under the Gentile burgomeisters. To his horror, Suss discovers that he is actually not Jewish at all. The question: Was his own suffering on behalf of the community's genuine Jews worth it, and will he continue to … More

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Genre: Drama
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Written By: Veit Harlan, Ludwig Metzger
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Too many talking heads, not enough archival film, but mandatory viewing for anyone interested in the Nazi era or in the history of directing.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
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