HILDE

By Kai WESSEL

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Drama - Completed 2008

Broadway star, songstress, screen diva, international icon and bestselling author – Hildegard Knef was many things. But more than anything else, she was a fighter who often fell, but never stayed down.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 137 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kai WESSEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Maria VON HELAND
    • Producer(s)
    • Judy TOSSELL (Egoli Tossel Film AG)
    • Synopsis
    • Berlin, 1943. The collapse of Nazi Germany looms, but young HILDE marches through the rubble of Berlin with only one thought in her head: she wants to become a star. With luck, looks, the right men and overwhelming self-confidence, she makes her way in the film world, both during and after the war, swapping her Nazi lover for a young Jewish husband. Hollywood beckons, but Hilde is no Marlene. Underemployed and frustrated she longs for Germany. The divided country welcomes her back but a short nude scene in "The Sinner" (1950) provokes a national scandal, making her an outcast in her own country. Internationally, she becomes what she's always wanted to be: a star, on the big screen, on Broadway, in America and Europe. The years go by in a whirl of successes and failures, of ups and downs. Yet even as her film career wanes she picks herself up and embarks on a new journey…..
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