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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Conrad Veidt - My Life


Screening Information

World Premiere
June 4

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2019
Running Time 60 MIN
Language English
Director Mark Rappaport

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Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum selected this fascinating film as one of the ten best of 2019. German actor Conrad Veidt is best remembered for playing Nazi Major Strasser in Casablanca. In reality, he was an ardent anti-fascist who left Nazi Germany for Britain, falsely claiming to be Jewish in solidarity with his Jewish wife. Using clips from Veidt’s films, acclaimed director Mark Rappaport (Rock Hudson’s Home Movies) imagines the actor narrating his life and career from the silent era—including his leading roles in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Man Who Laughs (which inspired the character of The Joker)—through to his Hollywood years where he often played a Nazi.

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