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5 Ratings



Directed by Gerd Oswald
West Germany, 1960


A 1960 German drama film directed by Gerd Oswald and starring Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom and Hansjörg Felmy. It is based on Stefan Zweig’s novella The Royal Game.

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Brainwashed Directed by Gerd Oswald

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  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Brainwashed

    Imagine this is the Sound of Music, and Captain von Trapp has no family. He needs to escape those darn Nazis, but they catch him and interrogate him. Blond Aryan Rolf is replaced with Hans, who is a man of refined taste and ideals, despite how twisted they are. He doesn't believe in physical torture, but in psychological games. Which is where the chess comes in. Curd Jurgens is great and the movie is suspenseful.

  • Terry_Moby's rating of the film Brainwashed

    3.7 Viele starke Szenen und ein überzeugender Hauptdarsteller. Ungewohnt für einen deutschen Film dieser Zeit: es wird nicht ununterbrochen geredet, sondern Oswald lässt auch die Bilder wirken. Schwach: das Ende wirkt wenig überzeugend und Felmy kann nur Felmy (als kalter Fisch immerhin kongenial besetzt).

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