This feature film, styled to resemble a documentary, charts the preparations for and the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. After the war, a secretary for the Wehrmacht who also worked for the resistance and a captain who only joined the resistance in the days before the attempted assassination recall their experiences.
W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library
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Artur Brauner hired Falk Harnack, who had fought as a Wehrmacht deserter with the partisans in Greece, to direct the film. While the film Jackboot Mutiny by Georg W. Pabst, released the same year, focuses on the attack's sequence of events, the CCC production also portrays the wider resistance community. It was received with controversy by the German public.
With Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.
2 x 20. Juli. Die Doppelverfilmung von 1955 (20 July × 2: The Double Filming of 1955). Frankfurt am Main: Deutsches Filminstitut, 2004.
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Film Collection: Artur Brauner Collection (21)
Artur Brauner Collection
The media library of our Library presents selected work by one of the most successful film producers in German post-war history.
Babiy Yar: The Forgotten Crime (2003)
Starring Michael Degen, Katrin Saß, and Axel Milberg. Directed by Jeff Kanew
A Love in Germany (1983)
Starring Hanna Schygulla, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Otto Sander. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
With Sharon Brauner, Günter Lamprecht, and Mathieu Carrière. Directed by Jerzy Hoffman.
Witness out of Hell (1967)
Starring Irene Papas, Heinz Drache, and Daniel Gélin. Directed by Živorad Mitrović
From Hell to Hell (1997)
Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.
Starring Walter Richter, Lotte Koch, and Klaus Kinski. Directed by Eugen York.
Man and Beast (1963)
A film from the Artur Brauner Collection at our library
Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)
Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.
Europa Europa (1990)
Starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, and Hanns Zischler. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.
Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Directed by István Szabó.
Murder by Signature (1961)
Written and directed by Erwin Leiser
Angry Harvest (1985)
Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.
The White Rose (1982)
Starring Lena Stolze, Ulrich Tukur, and Martin Benrath. Directed by Michael Verhoeven.
The Passerby (1982)
With Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, and Helmut Griem. Directed by Jacques Rouffio.
The Rose Garden (1989)
Starring Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Directed by Fons Rademakers.
Starring Jossi Pollak. Directed by Vladimir Saveljev.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Starring Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger. Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)
Starring Hanna Schygulla, Lambert Wilson and Julie Delpy. Directed by Janusz Kijowski.
The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)
Starring Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.
Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.
You Are Free, Dr. Korczak (1974)
Starring Leo Genn. Directed by Aleksander Ford.