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Before Sundown

Vor Sonnenuntergang

Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt
West Germany, 1956
Romance, Drama


The enduring popularity of German film star Hans Albers helped to make Vor Sonnenuntergang a success. Based on a play by Gerhardt Hauptmann, the film details a bittersweet May-December romance between ageing Mathias Clausen (Albers) and young, beautiful Inken Peters (Annemarie Dueringer).

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Before Sundown Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1956 | 2 wins including: Golden Bear (Audience award)

Golden Globes (USA)

1957 | Winner: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

German Film Awards

1956 | 3 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Silver)

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