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Courtesy of Corinth Films

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Kaspar Heidelbach

(2009) German with English subtitles



100 minutes


"Based on actual events, Berlin 36 tells a dramatic story of two athletes during that year’s infamous Olympics. After the Americans threaten a boycott if no Jewish competitors are on the German team, Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish champion high jumper, is invited to train. Contriving a scheme to spoil Gretel’s victory, the Reich promotes an unknown athlete named Marie Ketteler. Neither Gretel nor her teammates have any idea that Marie is a man passing as a woman, nor did the Nazis predict that the pair would become friends." —New York Jewish Film Festival

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