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Prisoner of Paradise

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:December 12, 2003
Running time:96 minutes
Cast:Ian Holm, Kurt Gerron
Director:Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender
Producer:Malcolm Clarke
Writer:Malcolm Clarke
Distributor:Odeon Films

Web Site: http://www.prisonerofparadise.com/

Description: 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.

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