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The Passerby (1982)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

Szene from the movie

Szene from the movie The Passerby
CCC Filmkunst

The scene is Paris, 1980. The Paraguayan Ambassador is shot. While in custody, Max Baumstein tells his wife Lina the facts behind the crime: His father was murdered by Nazi thugs and he himself was taken in by a Mr. and Mrs. Wiener. Following the arrest of her husband, Elsa Wiener fled to Paris with the Jewish boy and worked in a dance hall. There she later met the Ambassador of Paraguay, who shamelessly exploited her fears about her husband.

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

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

Like other CCC films, this German-French co-production employs a frame story to address the Nazi past. This is Romy Schneider's last film and she plays a dual role as Elsa Wiener and her doppelganger Lina Baumstein.

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

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