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Portrait from Life
Feature Film, GB 1948, Schwarzweiß, 90 min., eOF
Diagonale 2020

Director: Terence Fisher
Script: Frank Harvey Jr., Muriel und Sydney Box, nach einem Stoff von David Evans
Cast: Mai Zetterling, Guy Rolfe, Herbert Lom, Robert Beatty, Arnold Marlé
Camera: Jack Asher
Editor: Vladimir Sagovsky
Location Sound: B.C. Sewell
Music: Benjamin Frankel
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Producers: Antony Darnborough, J. Arthur Rank
Production: Gainsborough Pictures (GB)


Shortly after the end of World War II, a Jewish emigré from Austria discovers a painting in a London gallery that looks exactly like his missing daughter. Major Lawrence is assigned to find her, though that’s easier said than done. He finally locates her in a German refugee camp, only to realize that she suffers from amnesia. An early gem from director Terence Fisher, later of Hammer Horror fame.

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