Imprisoned in Russia, Maria (Annemarie Düringer) brings the child of a fellow prisoner into the world. When she returns home years later, she meets with her husband and tries to get him to understand. —cinema.de
Rudolf Gustav Wilhelm Jugert was born in Hanover on 30 September 1907. After graduating from high school, he began studying to become a veterinary before switching to medicine. In 1931 he followed Katja Julius, his girlfriend of many years, to Leipzig and enrolled in theater studies, literature, and philosophy at the university there. He worked as an editor at the Schauspielhaus in Leipzig before being hired as a dramaturge there in 1934. Soon he was working as a director’s assistant and a director, eventually advancing to head director.
Katja Julius, who was jewish, emigrated to Italy in 1935, and Jugert joined her there in 1938. Julius provided him with the financial means to attend the film school affiliated with the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. In 1939 Jugert returned to Germany (with Julius) at the urging of Helmut Käutner, who wanted him as assistant director for his feature film debut “Kitty und die Weltkonferenz” (Kitty and the World Conference). Over the next four years… read more