Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

Prisoner of Paradise

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A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic, "The Blue Angel." He also sang "Mack The Knife" in the original production of "Threepenny Opera." Ultimately, Gerron was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to both write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Malcolm Clarke
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On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Prisoner of Paradise

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (16)

A good example of a film that lets one person's life tell higher truths about a major time in human history.

Full Review… | November 5, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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An engrossing documentary about one of the least known and most unexpected aspects of the Nazi war against the Jews.

Full Review… | April 15, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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An extraordinary documentary about the German entertainer Kurt Gerron.

Full Review… | April 15, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Ggripping documentary.

Full Review… | December 13, 2003
New York Daily News
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Frustratingly superficial.

December 13, 2003
New York Post
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Chilling and provocative.

Full Review… | December 12, 2003
Boston Globe
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