The film can be best described as Käutner goes Antonioni with Fellini’s cinematographer on the camera. The critics slaughtered the film as they did with many films of the era which only get rediscovered today and it didn’t help that the author attacked during a press conference the film which he had himself written following his own novel unwisely too closely while Käutner fought against that. Don’t let that disturb you, it’s quite a remarkable film and a great showcase for the cool understated beauty of Ruth Leuwerik who was correctly labeled the German Deborah Kerr.
The story tells of Franziska who leaves her arrogant husband and drifts lonely to Venice where she meets some men among them a NS criminal who is threatened with assassination by another acquaintance of Franziska, so murder looms in the air
1.42GB | 1h 34m | 740×444 | mkv
Subtitles:English, Russian, German (muxed), English (srt)