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Before the Curtain Falls

Anders Østergaard, Denmark, 2019

90 min.DK/Documentary

Martin Goldsmith never knew what really had happened to his parents Georg and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. As he confronts his father over a long weekend, we are brought back to the complex 1930s, when his parents were young musicians in a bizarre organisation – Jüdischer Kulturbund. Here, at the mercy of Joseph Goebbels, they devoted their youth to music until they escaped at the very last minute. They were courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under difficult circumstances and yet found time to fall in love in a country bent on destroying them.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Før tæppefald
Other titles Before the Curtain Falls
Director Anders Østergaard
Screenplay Anders Østergaard
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Henner Besuch
Appearances Bruno Ganz
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Plus Pictures Aps
Domestic distribution DR K, Det Danske Filminstitut
International sale Plus Pictures ApS / Vester Voldgade 83, 1. / 1552 København V / t +45 3311 1210 / f +45 3311 1221 / info@pluspictures.dk / www.pluspictures.dk
Comment Anders Østergaard is renowned for 'The Magus' (1999), 'Tintin and Me' (2004) and, in particular, Oscar nominee 'Burma VJ' (2008). His most recent film is '1989' (2014) about the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Plus Pictures Aps
Co-producer Zero One Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Creative Europe, Claims Conference, SVT, YLE, NDR, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Domestic distribution DR K, Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Anders Østergaard
Assistant director Erzsébet Rácz

Script

Screenplay Anders Østergaard
Research Monika Preischl

Production

Producer Mette Heide
Co-producer Thomas Kufus
Line producer Tassilo Aschauer

Cinematography

Cinematographer Henner Besuch

Editing

Editor Anders Villadsen

Music

Composer Jonas Struck

Sound

Sound engineer Dominik Schleier

Appearance

Appearance Bruno Ganz

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