My Sister Maria

My Sister Maria

Cast: Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell

     
 

Eighteen years after his acclaimed 1984 documentary on Marlene Dietrich, actor/director Maximilian Schell has created another moving portrait of a German-speaking actress, this time his own sister. Meine Schwester Maria documents the rapid rise and decline of Maria Schell, the briefly beloved star of such films as Die Ratten and The Brothers KaramosovSee more details below

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Eighteen years after his acclaimed 1984 documentary on Marlene Dietrich, actor/director Maximilian Schell has created another moving portrait of a German-speaking actress, this time his own sister. Meine Schwester Maria documents the rapid rise and decline of Maria Schell, the briefly beloved star of such films as Die Ratten and The Brothers Karamosov. Using excerpts of her feature films along with home movie footage, Schell explores the high points his sister's career throughout the 1950s, as well as the personal problems that cast her into obscurity only a decade later. The film offers quite a few emotional peaks, especially when an elderly Maria Schell goes before her brother's camera to speak candidly about her life, and a suicide attempt which she refers to as her "first death." ~ Connor McMadden

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
UPC:
0684682000024
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Rainbow Release
Time:
1:31:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Sister Maria
1. "How Can We Help Maria?" [8:51]
2. A Very Famous Woman [6:44]
3. It All Comes Back [6:10]
4. The Schell Family [10:48]
5. The Lodge [5:24]
6. Loneliness & Disappointment [9:19]
7. A Different Reality [9:25]
8. Catastrophic Situation [7:00]
9. Black on Grey [5:51]
10. A Foreign World [5:46]
11. It's All Over [13:12]
12. End Credits [2:08]

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