DIRECTOR: Maria Schrader
GERMAN (106 minutes)
Stefan Zweig was one of the most unrepeatable characters of the 20th century. Writer, biographer and social activist, this Austrian and Jewish intellectual was forced to flee his country due to the Nazi regime. Of Stefan Zweig it has been said that he was the most faithful portraitist of a European, cultured tradition, determined to dive into the abyss of horror and self-destruction, fascinated by totalitarianism and nationalism.
In his flight forward, he took refuge in Paris and later in London, but Zweig ended up fleeing Europe with his wife to South America, finally settling in Brazil, where he will end up committing suicide in 1942 because of his fear that Nazism had spread throughout the world. Maria Schrader directs this historical drama written by herself along with Jan Schomburg and that has a main distribution formed by Tómas Lemarquis (Rompenieves), Barbara Sukowa (Europe) and Josef Hader, among others.
“In the long night of Zweig there is a powerful voice against barbarism“. Cinemania