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The Sins of Rose Bernd (1957)

Rose Bernd (original title)
Rose Bernd, a pretty farm girl, attracts the men around her against her will. Not only her boss, Christoph Flamm, a rich landowner married to an invalid woman but also Arthur Streckmann, a ... See full summary »


Wolfgang Staudte
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Complete credited cast:
Maria Schell ... Rose Bernd
Raf Vallone ... Arthur Streckmann
Käthe Gold ... Henriette Flamm
Leopold Biberti Leopold Biberti ... Christoph Flamm
Hannes Messemer ... August Keil
Arthur Wiesner Arthur Wiesner ... Vater Bernd
Krista Keller Krista Keller ... Maria Schubert (as Christa Keller)
Siegfried Lowitz ... Judge
Helmut Brasch Helmut Brasch


Rose Bernd, a pretty farm girl, attracts the men around her against her will. Not only her boss, Christoph Flamm, a rich landowner married to an invalid woman but also Arthur Streckmann, a virile excavator driver. Both manage to make love with her, which results in her falling pregnant. Rose's father decides to lodge a complaint but while in the street on her way to the law court Rose gives birth to her baby. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Three Loves Had She...One born of gratitude and respect but betrayed. The Second animal magnetism, ruthless and demanding. The Third kindly and understanding. Could she take all three and survive as a woman?




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West Germany



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23 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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Color (Agfacolor)

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1.66 : 1
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German censorship # 13752 delivered on 21-1-1957, renewed on 29-7-1996.. See more »


Rose Bernd: I don't care about your world anymore. The world into which my baby was born was one in which it could not have lived. There is no place for me here anymore
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Remake of Rose Bernd (1919) See more »

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expect the gloomy unexpected
16 May 2003 | by beatnik66See all my reviews

I came across this movie on a dull weekend zapping through TV. My first impression was - "i see, one of this typically trashy German movies being trendy at 1956." I was totally wrong.

The movie was already in progress and at the first sight there was the idyllic picture of young women sitting on the lap of an older fatherly man listen to his wisdom. But there was a disturbing sexual atmosphere between them. My initial notion was that the director and actors have made a hidden rebellion against the sanctimoniously smugness of these times. But during the movie it got clear that this was not a hidden rebellion the whole film is about the second face of a canting society.

The story takes place on a picturesque estate with focus to the main character - the beguiling house maid Rose. But behind the beautiful scene there is the gloomy fate lurking for her and all of the other characters, underscored at certain moments by some impressing surreal camera settings. It is such a movie where the characters are leaping with their somber desires straight ahead in the abyss of self-destruction, and the audience is doomed to watch the decline helplessly. The dark side of Rose's life culminates in the loneliness of a black and white pictured cold winter landscape.

Because I prefer unconventional movies which left me thoughtful afterwards and include an excellent work of the film crew - this movie was a big discovery by accident.

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