Oskar Roehler

Film on Nazi raises controversy at Berlin Film Festival premiere, Germany

A movie about the making of one of the most notorious Nazi propaganda films stirred a controversy at its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival Thursday. ‘Jud Suess – Film ohne Gewissen’ (Jew Suss – Rise and Fall) by German-born director Oskar Roehler charts the rise and fall of the actor Ferdinand Marian who was forced to play the leading role in Josef Goebbels’ fiercely anti-Semitic 1940 film ‘Jud Suess’.