Prisoner of Paradise


1h 36m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic, "The Blue Angel." He also sang "Mack The

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Historical
War
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Films
Distribution Company
Pbs
Location
Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; Prague, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic, "The Blue Angel." He also sang "Mack The Knife" in the original production of "Threepenny Opera." Ultimately, Gerron was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to both write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Historical
War
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Films
Distribution Company
Pbs
Location
Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; Prague, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2002

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 16, 2004 (Laemmle's Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003

Released in United States April 16, 2004

Released in United States on Video April 12, 2005

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 12, 2005