Ich klage an [videorecording] / Tobis zeigt ; Drehbuch, Eberhard Frowein, Wolfgang Liebeneiner ; Herstellungsgruppe, Dr. Jonen ; Regie, Wolfgang Liebeneiner.

Other Title:
Additional title on disc: I accuse [videorecording]
Chicago, Ill. : Distributed by International Historic Films, 2008.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : 4:3 aspect ratio, sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Unger, Hellmuth, 1891-1953 -- Film adaptations.
Euthanasia -- Germany -- Drama.
Terminal care -- Germany -- Drama.
Families of the terminally ill -- Germany -- Drama.
Multiple sclerosis -- Patients -- Germany -- Drama.
People with disabilities -- Germany -- Drama.
Assisted suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Germany -- Drama.
Married people -- Germany -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Drama.
Physicians' spouses -- Germany -- Drama.
Medical research personnel -- Family relationships -- Germany -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- Germany -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Legal films.
In German, with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD-5 ; NTSC region 0.
Hanna Heyt, a young woman married to Thomas, a doctor and medical researcher, is stricken with multiple sclerosis. She pleads with her husband and his friend Werther, also a doctor, to assist in her death. Werther refuses, but Thomas complies. After seeing what happened to a young child with meningitis whom he saved, Werther has second thoughts about refusing Hanna and testifies at Thomas' trial. The trial provides a forum for a debate on euthanasia.
Heidemarie Hatheyer, Paul Hartmann, Mathias Wieman, Margarete Haagen, Charlotte Thiele, Christian Kayssler, Harald Paulsen, Albert Florath.
Camera, Friedl Behn-Grund ; editor, Walter v. Bonhorst ; music, Norbert Schultze.
Based on Sendung und Gewissen by Hellmuth Unger and an idea by Harald Bratt.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1941.
Includes a slide show that provides background information on euthanasia and social Darwinism, the use the Nazis made of euthanasia, and the relevance of the film to the present euthanasia debate.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Flora Haney Fund.
Liebeneiner, Wolfgang, 1905-1987. , Director, Screenwriter
Jonen, Heinrich, approximately 1901-1960. , Producer
Frowein, Eberhard, 1881-1964. , Screenwriter
Bratt, Harald. , Associated name
Hatheyer, Heidemarie, 1918-1990. , Actor
Hartmann, Paul, 1889-1977. , Actor
Wieman, Mathias. , Actor
Haagen, Margarete, 1889-1966. , Actor
Thiele, Charlotte, 1918-2004. , Actor
Kayssler, Christian, 1898-1944. , Actor
Paulsen, Harald, 1895-1954. , Actor
Florath, Albert, 1888-1957. , Actor
Schultze, Norbert, 1911-2002. , Composer
Unger, Hellmuth, 1891-1953. , Author
Tobis Filmkunst GmbH. , Producer
International Historic Films Inc. , Distributor
Flora Haney Fund.
Publisher Number:
22985 International Historic Films
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