The Berlin Affair
The Berlin Affair

Release Date

Oct 03, 1985

1985

The Berlin Affair

Drama

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Synopsis

In 1938 Berlin, Gudrun Landgrebe, wife of Nazi functionary Kevin McNally, begins taking art lessons. She makes the acquaintance of another student, Japanese ambassador's daughter Mio Takaki. Soon afterwards, the two women begin a passionate lesbian affair. This leads to a chain reaction of disaster and tragedy, culminating with the inevitable intervention of the Gestapo. Despite the film's galloping sexual passions, The Berlin Affair is an exercise in aloofness, keeping the characters at arm's length-surprising, considering that the director was Liliana Cavani, auteur of the erotic classic The Night Porter (1974). The film was based on The Buddhist Cross, a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki.

Cast

Louise von Hollendorf

Gudrun Landgrebe

Louise von Hollendorf

Heinz von Hollendorf

Kevin McNally

Heinz von Hollendorf

Wolf von Hollendorf

Hanns Zischler

Wolf von Hollendorf

Werner von Heiden

Massimo Girotti

Werner von Heiden

William Berger

Joseph Benno

Andrea Prodan

Joseph Benno

Herbert Gessler

Philippe Leroy

Herbert Gessler

Oskar Engelhart

John Steiner

Oskar Engelhart

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