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Vor Sonnenuntergang (Before Sundown) (1956)

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The enduring popularity of German film star Hans Albers helped to make Vor Sonnenuntergang a success. Based on a play by Gerhardt Hauptmann, the film details a bittersweet May-December romance between ageing Mathias Clausen (Albers) and young, beautiful Inken Peters (Annemarie Dueringer). Though there were a few American observers who felt uncomfortable during the romantic scenes, German audiences ate them up like strudel. In his later performances, Hans Alber was inclined to hamminess, and this film is no exception; still, he is quite convincing in the film's more dramatic passages. Released in English-speaking countries as Before Sundown, Von Sonnenuntergang was the sole German entry at the 1956 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Hans Albers
as Mathias Clausen
Annemarie Düringer
as Inken Peters
Martin Held
as Erich Klamroth
Hannelore Schroth
as Ottilie Klamroth
Claus Biederstadt
as Egert Clausen
Maria Becker
as Bettina Clausen
Erich Schellow
as Wolfgang Clausen
Inge Langen
as Paula Clausen
Wolfgang Preiss
as Dr. Hahnefield
Hans Nielsen
as Dr. Steynity
Johanna Hofer
as Frau Peters
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