Re: [Videolib] Foreign Film about Nazi Occupation... can't find title

From: Chuck McCann <cmccann@fsu.edu>
Date: Tue Sep 08 2009 - 09:23:23 PDT

"The Ascent"

Nailed it!!

Delin, Peter wrote:
> Seems to be the masterwork from Larissa Shepitko "The Ascent" published
> by the Criterion Collection in ther Eclipse series:
>
> http://www.criterion.com/films/561
> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075404/maindetails
> http://www.allmovie.com/work/156438
>
> Peter
> http://www.zlb.de/wissensgebiete/kunst_buehne_medien/videos
> http://dvdbiblog.wordpress.com/
>
> Chuck McCann schrieb:
>
>> I only have these details:
>>
>> Foreign film about a German garrison in some Eastern front village. Two
>> ''partisans are captured''. The first is interrogated by gestapo man and
>> refuses to cooperate and gets a star branded on his chest and is thrown
>> into cellar. The second ''partisan'' is a a little more cooperative and
>> gives up some information. In return the gestapo man offers this second
>> man to join the ''police'' -- apparently some local men work for the
>> Germans. The gestapo man says, "you don't have to answer now, think
>> about it." and has the second man thrown into the cellar. Some time
>> later an older man, a woman, and a girl are also put in the cellar.
>> Later they are all taken out side and it is announced that they will be
>> ''liquidated''. The second partisan begs for his life and agrees to
>> become one of the ''police''. In the end all the people that were thrown
>> into the cellar are hanged except for the second man, who ends up
>> helping the Nazis do the hanging -- the movie ends with the second man
>> trying to hang himself in an outhouse, but the belt he is using keeps
>> breaking, and thus goes insane, and the film ends.
>>
>> I think this work was done by a woman director -- produced I think in
>> the late 70's
>>
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