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The Kaiser of California

Der Kaiser von Kalifornien

Directed by Luis Trenker
Germany, 1936


Fictional story about the legendary feat of Giovanni Augusto Sutter. Born in Baden and transmigrated to Switzerland, Sutter has to suddenly flee, leaving his wife and kids behind, due to his political leanings having aroused the suspicion of the police.

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The Kaiser of California Directed by Luis Trenker

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1936 | Winner: Best Foreign Film (Mussolini Cup)

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