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Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

This biopic portrays the life of the actress Renate Müller, who becomes a movie star in 1931. She falls in love with a Prussian state secretary who, as a Jew, must flee to England to escape the Nazis in 1933. The young actress tries to follow him, but is forced to stay at the beck and call of the German film industry. The mismatch between her feelings and her professional environment tears her apart.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

As well as the tragic love of the protagonists, the film shows how the new regime interfered in private relationships through the example of Müller's childhood friend. Renate Müller is portrayed as a courageous woman who can neither be corrupted by her own success nor by Nazi propaganda. The 1930s UFA star is played by Ruth Leuwerik, a leading actor in German postwar cinema.

Sweetheart of the Gods

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Scene from the movie

Scene from the movie Sweetheart of the Gods
CCC Filmkunst

Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

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.

Filmstill »Babij Jar«

Babiy Yar: The Forgotten Crime (2003)

Starring Michael Degen, Katrin Saß, and Axel Milberg. Directed by Jeff Kanew

Filmplakat »Eine Liebe in Deutschland«

A Love in Germany (1983)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Otto Sander. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.

Filmstill »Zu Freiwild verdammt«

Ruth (1984)

With Sharon Brauner, Günter Lamprecht, and Mathieu Carrière. Directed by Jerzy Hoffman.

Filmstill »Zeugin aus der Hölle«

Witness out of Hell (1967)

Starring Irene Papas, Heinz Drache, and Daniel Gélin. Directed by Živorad Mitrović

Filmstill »Von Hölle zu Hölle«

From Hell to Hell (1997)

Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.

Filmplakat von

Morituri (1948)

Starring Walter Richter, Lotte Koch, and Klaus Kinski. Directed by Eugen York.

Filmstill »Mensch und Bestie«

Man and Beast (1963)

A film from the Artur Brauner Collection at our library

Filmstill »Liebling der Götter«

Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)

Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

Filmstill »Hitlerjunge Salomon«

Europa Europa (1990)

Starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, and Hanns Zischler. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Filmstill »Hanussen«

Hanussen (1988)

Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Directed by István Szabó.

Filmplakat »Eichmann und das Dritte Reich«

Murder by Signature (1961)

Written and directed by Erwin Leiser

Filmstill »Bittere Ernte«

Angry Harvest (1985)

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Filmstill »Die weiße Rose«

The White Rose (1982)

Starring Lena Stolze, Ulrich Tukur, and Martin Benrath. Directed by Michael Verhoeven.

Filmstill »Die Spaziergängerin von Sans Souci«

The Passerby (1982)

With Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, and Helmut Griem. Directed by Jacques Rouffio.

Filmstill »Der Rosengarten«

The Rose Garden (1989)

Starring Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Directed by Fons Rademakers.

Filmstill »Der Gehetzte«

Exiled/Izgoy (1991)

Starring Jossi Pollak. Directed by Vladimir Saveljev.

Filmstill »Der Garten der Finzi Contini«

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Starring Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger. Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Filmstill »Der Daunenträger«

Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Lambert Wilson and Julie Delpy. Directed by Janusz Kijowski.

Filmstill »Der 20. Juli«

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

Starring Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.

Filmsstill »Charlotte«

Charlotte (1980)

Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.

Filmplakat »Sie sind frei, Doktor Korczak«

You Are Free, Dr. Korczak (1974)

Starring Leo Genn. Directed by Aleksander Ford.