Berlin '36

Berlin '36
Berlin '36

Year

2009

Duration

97 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Drama, War Films

Language

English / German

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Based on a true story, this German drama tells of the experience of two athletes in the lead-up to the Berlin-hosted 1936 Olympics. Champion high jumper Gretel Bergmann is Jewish, and as such has the potential to undermine the ruling Nazi party’s belief that Aryans are the superior race. To prevent her winning a gold medal, they scheme to replace her with another team member – who presents himself as a woman, but is in fact male, and has been threatened with incarceration in a mental institution if he does not cooperate. As a result, the two athletes form a bond over their shared feeling of otherness.

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Contains mild language and natural nudity.

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