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Berlin '36 on DVD in August

11 July 2013

1936 Olympics Games, Berlin. Hitler's Aryan policies and increasing racial discrimination against the Jews lead the USA to threaten a boycott insisting that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team. They specifically demand the participation of leading Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth – The Reader, Perfume and Brian De Palma's soon-to-be-released Passion).

The Nazis reluctantly include her in the team, but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious rival, the unknown Marie Ketteler (Sebastian Urzendowsky – The Counterfeiters). Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only to the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it could completely undermine their Olympics success.

Director Kaspar Heidelbach weaves an emotional path along the athletic tracks, pitting the bonds of friendship against the bigger backdrop of political manipulation and prejudice. Karoline Herfurth plays Jewish high jumper, Gretel Bergmann, whose promising Olympic career was destroyed by Nazi idealism. Inspired by true events, Berlin 36 is a dramatic account of one of the biggest untold Olympic scandals.

Berlin '36 will be released on UK DVD on 12th August 2012 by Peccadillo Pictures at the RRP of £12.99.

Extra features will include:

  • Interviews with cast, crew and Gretel Bergmann