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Spring of Life (2000)

Pramen zivota (original title)
The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of ... See full summary »

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Milan Cieslar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monika Hilmerová ... Grétka
Michal Sieczkowski Michal Sieczkowski ... Leo
Johana Tesarová Johana Tesarová ... Klára (as Johanna Tesarová)
Vilma Cibulková ... Waage
Karel Dobrý ... Odillo
Bronislav Poloczek ... Kasuba
Josef Somr ... Teacher
Bozidara Turzonovová ... Mother
Alois Svehlík ... Father
Lubomír Kostelka ... Gravedigger
Vítezslav Jandák ... Lottes
Zdenka Sajfertová Zdenka Sajfertová ... Hlavní sestra
Elin Spidlová Elin Spidlová ... Rosa
Katerina Hajna Katerina Hajna ... Janka
Kristyna Lutanska Kristyna Lutanska ... Inge
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The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to create an Aryan 'master race'. Written by John Howard

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Official Sites:

Czech TV

Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 February 2000 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Pramen zivota: Der Lebensborn See more »

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Dolby Digital
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Yet another melancholy story of WW2
18 March 2002 | by huopaSee all my reviews

Gretka, a beautiful girl from Checkslovakia, is selected to an elite school of Nazis to continue the pure arian race. I will not tell more so that I avoid spoiling the movie, although the idea of this film is not in the surprising events in the plot. Acting is nothing super, but works well with the plot. Cinematography is done in a way that is quite common to modern dramas in Europe, realistic colours. Not very easy to watch, so I cannot recommend this as a light sunday afternoon flick to cheer you up. Nevertheless, for serious drama fans who are not yet fed up with all the depressing films about WW2, this is worth watching.


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