Trenker And Riefenstahl – A Fine Line Between Truth And Guilt
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Legendary South Tyrolean mountain climber, director and screen idol Luis Trenker offers Eva Braun's diaries to Hollywood agent Paul Kohner at the Venice Film Festival in 1948. Film director Leni Riefenstahl sues to have the authenticity of the diaries verified because they claim she was once Hitler's mistress. The story of these two famous opportunists is told in flashbacks, from their brief romance to their ruthless competitive bouts to their backing by Hitler and Goebbels and their artistic successes. Trenker, one of the most popular stars in pre-war Germany, continued to act after the war (well into the eighties) but his popularity waned and he never really recovered from his relationship with the Nazis.
Bayerischer Rundfunk

tags: History, Politics, Portrait, Feature film

Cast: Tobias Moretti, Brigitte Hobmeier, Anatole Taubman, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Barbara Romaner


Screenplay: Peter Probst

Director of Photography: Peter von Haller

Film Editor: Evi Romen

Composer: Levan Basharuli, Gerd Baumann

Production Designer: Christoph Kanter

Costume Design: Esther Amuser

Sound: Max Vornehm

Producer: Annie Brunner, Andreas Richter, Ursula Woerner

Production Company: Roxy Film GmbH

Co-Producer: Dieter Pochlatko, Dr. Cornelia Ackers, Dr. Klaus Lintschinger, Dr. Heinrich Mis

Co-Production Company: epo-film produktionsges.m.b.h., Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), ORF

World Sales: Beta Film GmbH

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger

Editor: Dr. Cornelia Ackers (BR), Dr. Klaus Lintschinger (ORF), Dr. Heinrich Mis (ORF)

TV channel: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) und Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)