Das andere Leben
Vienna, early summer 1944. The friendship of two women is put to the test: Suzette, a Jew, finds herself and her family facing increasingly severe hostility, while Elisabeth struggles to cope with her dutiful and war-wounded husband. When Suzette's husband dies, Elisabeth leaves no stone unturned to get her friend to safety - and unwittingly puts herself in grave danger ...
The film adaptation of Alexander Lernet-Holenia's novella "July 20" with a top-class cast interweaves the political and the private in a fateful way. DAS ANDERE LEBEN (The Other Life) is one of the few Austrian post-war films to address National Socialism and the resistance - and poses urgent questions of conscience to its audience, both then and now.
"One of the rare star moments of domestic cinema in the immediate postwar period." (MICHAEL OMASTA, FALTER)
Aglaja Schmid, Robert Lindner, Vilma Degischer, Leopold Rudolf, Siegfried Breuer, Erik Frey, Anton Edthofer, Gustav Waldau, Erni Mangold, Carl Günther and more