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Prisoner of Paradise (2002)



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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.

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Kurt Gerron
as Himself
Ian Holm
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for Prisoner of Paradise

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

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

November 5, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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.

April 15, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5
Los Angeles Times
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An extraordinary documentary about the German entertainer Kurt Gerron.

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

December 13, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Frustratingly superficial.

December 13, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4
New York Post
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Chilling and provocative.

December 12, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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