Opfer des Hasses (1923)

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Gyula Szöreghy Gyula Szöreghy ... Fabrikant Goldschmidt (as Julius von Szöreghy)
Midy Astory Midy Astory ... Frau von Fabrikant Goldschmidt
L. Mandl L. Mandl ... Tochter Leja
R. Majeritsch R. Majeritsch ... Tochter Rachel
Fred Louis Lerch ... Lejas Bräutigam
E.W. Emo E.W. Emo ... Ivan
G. Grohmann G. Grohmann ... Arbeiter Jakob
Resi Hammer Resi Hammer ... Jakobs Frau
S. Hammer S. Hammer ... Sascha
S. Schrötter S. Schrötter ... Herr des Comitées
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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 July 1923 (Austria) See more »

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Jüdisches Hilfswerk See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Contrived propaganda
10 July 2013 | by Gloede_The_SaintSee all my reviews

This Jewish propaganda film from Austria is quite the historic curiosity. Aside from having relatively good intentions this films comes off as as bit of a joke, particularly because the The Jewish Relief Foundation, who sponsored the film got the main character to say the organization saved his grandson's life in the first seen of the film, they also refer to themselves in third person as "the noble benefactors". How full of yourself can you get? And of course at the end they use little children to beg you for money - which might have been my favorite part because at least the kids were cute. The film is reasonably well made, but the plot is just too contrived. One thing I found amusing was that the Jewish wasn't victims of hate because they were Jews but because they were rich factory owners who lost their funds in the Russian revolution. The backstory has the films most emotional moments, but it's primarily done to such a silly and ludicrous manner that it's hard to get particularly worked up. It just fights so hard to be sappy, sentimental and forceful. From an historical perspective it can be seen as a tragic attempt at scoring points with the right wing by denouncing and demonizing communism as much as possible. In the end all it's flaws just kills it.


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