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The Condemned of Altona

I sequestrati di Altona

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Italy, France, 1962


A family of big German industrialists, the von Gerlachs, live near Hamburg in an ugly old mansion in the middle of a park. When the curtain rises, the father, who has only six months to live, calls together his daughter Leni, his younger son Werner, and Werner’s wife Johanna.

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The Condemned of Altona Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Awards & Festivals

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1963 | Nominee: Best Cinematography, B/W

David di Donatello Awards

1963 | Winner: Best Director