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Directed by Gerd Oswald
West Germany, 1960


Brainwashed is 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.

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