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The Great Sacrifice
The Great Sacrifice
7.5
/10
56 Ratings

THE GREAT SACRIFICE

Opfergang

Directed by Veit Harlan
Germany, 1944
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Slavoj Zizek considers The Great Sacrifice “the supreme achievement of the Nazi melodrama.” It’s the story of Albrecht, a Hamburg high-society adventurer who marries his cold, blonde cousin Octavia, but then is fatally attracted to Äls, a Norwegian girl from a nearby villa.

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Synopsis

Slavoj Zizek considers The Great Sacrifice “the supreme achievement of the Nazi melodrama.” It’s the story of Albrecht, a Hamburg high-society adventurer who marries his cold, blonde cousin Octavia, but then is fatally attracted to Äls, a Norwegian girl from a nearby villa.