Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen

Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen

Österreich / Deutschland 2009/2010, Spielfilm


Jew Suss – Rise and Fall

Ferdinand Marian was the actor who in 1940 gave a brilliant performance in the lead in Veit Harlan’s Nazi propaganda film "Jud Süss" – but the role was to break him. The situation already begins to come to a head for Marian during the filming when his wife distances herself from him because she can’t bear to see how her husband has changed.

The national and international success of "Jud Süss" – which delights audiences at its premiere at the Venice international film festival founded by Mussolini – is but a brief, albeit ecstatic, intermezzo. In time the Nazis’ new superstar begins to see through the effect that the film has on society; he also recognises the criminal nature of the regime. Not only are many of his friends forced to emigrate; the Marians also hide Jewish actor Adolf Wilhelm Deutscher in their summerhouse – until a maid denounces Deutscher to her SS lover. In a desperate attempt to distract himself, Marian succumbs to alcoholic binges and affairs but his actions only succeed in earning him the disapproval of, among others, the propaganda minister himself. In a bid to control him, Goebbles has Marian’s wife Anna deported. But this only accelerates the actor’s demise, and even his Czech lover Vlasta can no longer give him the support he needs. He no longer wishes to have anything to do with the most successful film of his career.

After the end of the war Marian observes others who were involved in the film attempting to acquit themselves – particularly its director, Nazi propagandist Veit Harlan. At a garden party in Munich Marian meets concentration camp survivor Deutscher, who in forms him of Anna’s death. Unable to bear Vlasta’s intimate behaviour with an American soldier, he breaks down, gets into his car and drives off, never to return again.

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)


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All Credits

Director:Oskar Roehler
Assistant director:Christian Hoyer
Script supervisor:Doris Schneidtinger
Screenplay:Klaus Richter
Co-author:Oskar Roehler, Franz Novotny
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick
Steadycam operator:Thomas Maier
Assistant camera operator:Robert Slomke
Optical effects:Phillip Braunschober (SFX ), Falk Wenzel (Pyrotechnik)
Still photography:Tom Trambow (Köln), Petro Domenigg (Österreich)
Lighting design:Claus Scheipers
Key grip:Stefan Sollich
Set design:Isi Wimmer (Szenenbild), Claudia Ulrich (Set Decorator)
Stand-by props:Christine Alexandra Deborah Prinzing (Assistenz)
Construction manager:Tom Mirus
Make-up artist:Björn Rehbein
Costume design:Thomas Oláh, Gina Krauß (Assistenz)
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Sound:William Franck
Sound assistant:Sven Sydow
Foley artist:Max Bauer
Casting:Anja Dihrberg, Patrick Dreikrauss (Kinder)
Music:Martin Todsharow
Tobias MorettiFerdinand Marian
Martina GedeckAnna Marian
Moritz BleibtreuJoseph Goebbels
Armin RohdeHeinrich George
Justus von DohnányiVeit Harlan
Paula KalenbergKristina Söderbaum
Ralf BauerFritz Hippler
Robert StadloberLutz
Heribert SasseDeutscher
Martin ButzkeMalte Jäger
Milan PeschelWerner Krauss
Erica MarozsánVlasta
Anna UnterbergerBritta
Gudrun LandgrebeFrau Frowein
Martin FeifelKnauf
Rolf ZacherErich Engel
Fanny AltenburgerMaria Marian
Johannes SilberschneiderHans Moser
Lena ReichmuthMagda Goebbels
Waldemar KobusHerr Frowein
Doris GolpashinKäthe
Gerhard LiebmannVon Remchingen
Alexander StrobeleDonadoni
Elke WinkensFrau Wortmann
Wieland SchönfelderOffizier bei der Premierenfeier
Production company:Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion (Wien), Clasart Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH (München), Tele München Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Lotus-Film GmbH (Wien), Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH (Wien), Tara-Film GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Dramaworks GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Franz Novotny, Markus Zimmer
Executive producer:Thomas Konrad
Line producer:Manfred Thurau, Alexander Glehr
Unit production manager:Thomas Konrad (Deutschland), Christine Schwarzinger (Österreich), Richard Bolz (München), Anne Lessnick (Köln), Johanna Scherz
Location manager:Mario Striehn
Production coordinator:Irene Kainz
Shoot:30.06.2009-22.08.2009: Köln, München, Wien, Niederösterreich, Venedig
Original distributor:Concorde Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Land Niederösterreich (St. Pölten), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:3274 m, 120 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.04.2010, 122400, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.09.2010


Originaltitel (DE AT) Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen
Arbeitstitel (DE AT) Jud Süss - Symphatie für den Teufel



Length:3274 m, 120 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.04.2010, 122400, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.09.2010


FBW 2010
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2010
Preis für Schauspielkunst