Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dora Ratjen was male until 1938.
- Stars:Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Axel Prahl, Robert Gallinowski, Thomas Thieme, Johann von Bülow, August Zirner, Maria Happel, Franz Dinda, Leon Seidel, Marita Breuer, Rosa van de Loo, Otto Tausig, Elena Uhlig, John Keogh,
- Director:Kaspar Heidelbach,
- Writer:Lothar Kurzawa (screenplay), Eric Friedler (idea)
In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Berlin '36 torrent reviews
(au) wrote: I watched it more for the scenery and visuals, which did not disappoint. I didn't really feel one way or another about the people presented in the movie, but did enjoy seeing the companionship between the hunters and their dogs. I didn't really get the title "Happy People". "Satisfied People" might have been more appropriate. Or maybe "Content People". Regardless, it's a good movie if you're looking for visuals and a moment in the lives of people from other parts of the world, but it doesn't feel too new, doesn't really convey any sort of message, and isn't necessary viewing.
(fr) wrote: gr8 debut for christina aguilera as she effortlessly goes from small screen (TV) to the big screen
(jp) wrote: Anime is opiate for the moronic.
(nl) wrote: All Dogs Go to Heaven looked great on the surface being a magical story about Dogs which featured the voice talents of Judith Barsi.But I found myself somewhat robbed by All Dogs Go to Heaven because of how good it could have been in its story about a girl's friendship with a bad dog, but instead it became a disjointed story which substituted magical storytelling for a light approach to Heaven, death, violence, drinking, smoking, gambling, demons and Hell without giving much credence to the idea of mixing a kid-friendly concept with the magical concept of Heaven. It had too many story elements, none of which it stuck to or explored and instead tried to cram everything in there which resulted in a shoddy narrative with mostly forgettable characters. But that's not the main issue. Would you believe that it's the songs performed by its characters.The musical numbers in All Dogs Go to Heaven Charlie Strouse and T.J. Kuenster are pathetic. They are the most thinly written songs I've ever heard and are below pathetic and cliche. They are also stale, repetitive and boring. Someone should have told them to add in a few more words or rhyme a few. The issues with every song are different, except that the lyrics are consistently poor with all of them. Either that or the musical numbers could just as easily have been completely omitted from All Dogs Go to Heaven.The quality of the animation also was a little rough and at times the images moved across the screen a little too quickly for viewers to pick up on things. Frankly the animation quality doesn't transcend his previous effort, The Land Before Time. It just lays bare as a shortcoming of it, and considering many of the characters move a lot faster this time, it's not that appealing that the movement doesn't look good.But elements from All Dogs Go to Heaven are ok. The designs for the characters are original and the drawn animation is pretty decent, and the colour pallet is very good because All Dogs Go to Heaven even maintains good colour during visually darker scenes and has a consistently bright feel to it.Also, the voice acting is fairly good, with Burt Reynolds providing a good lead and Judith Barsi providing excellent work in her supporting role, creating a sweet and innocent character that is really easy to sympathise with.So All Dogs Go to Heaven is ok in parts but is largely rudimentary as a whole.
(de) wrote: The best film about jazz I've ever seen.
(jp) wrote: Pretty bad, pretty terrible, pretty horrible. Do I need to say anymore then that?
(it) wrote: The perfect example of what a film should never be: too pretentious for its own good.
(gb) wrote: Charming Peter Ustinov romantic comedy involving Ustinov as a con man attempting to embezzle a million pounds from a corporation using advanced 1960s computer technology. The story is really not all that clever, but charmingly subdued performances by Ustinov, Maggie Smith (strangely playing a sex pot, when I'm normally used to seeing her as an old lady) and the very funny Bob Newhart. Not as peppy as say "Topkapi" but a fun little film that has it's own rewards.
(fr) wrote: That may have been the 1st Tyler Perry movie that I didn't really care for...
(de) wrote: Sweet story, very predictable, I don't know why they saw the need to intersperse this sci-fi fantasy crap. Well acted, but in the end, too long.