I accuse (1941)

08/29/1941 (DE) Drama 2h 5m
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In this film, the wife of a renowned doctor becomes ill with multiple sclerosis. Trying to spare her beloved husband the ordeal, the woman turns to a family friend, Dr. Lang, to help end her life. When this doctor declines to help with the assisted suicide, however, she is forced to turn to her husband. After much soul-searching, Dr. Heyt, her husband, assists in her suicide. The act, however, is witnessed by a chambermaid, who reports him to the police. Dr. Heyt is put on trial for murder and, at first, Dr. Lang testifies against him in court. Soon, however, Dr. Lang is faced with a similar case in his professional practice and this, along with Dr. Heyt’s impassioned performance in court, convinces Dr. Lang that, in some instances, mercy killing may be the right thing to do. A very rare film, which, no matter on which side of the debate you stand, has relevance to this very day.

  1. Wolfgang Liebeneiner

    Director, Writer

  2. Hellmuth Unger


  3. Eberhard Frowein


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  1. Heidemarie Hatheyer

    Heidemarie Hatheyer

    Hanna Heyt

  2. Paul Hartmann

    Paul Hartmann

    Professor Dr. Thomas Heyt

  3. Mathias Wieman

    Mathias Wieman

    Dr. Bernhard Lang

  4. Margarete Haagen

    Berta Link

  5. Albert Florath

    Albert Florath

    Prof. Schlüter

  6. Ilse Fürstenberg

    Marie Günther

  7. Karin Evans

    Erna Balg

  8. Hans Nielsen

    Hans Nielsen

    Dr. Höfer

  9. Franz Schafheitlin

    Franz Schafheitlin

    Rechtsanwalt Straten

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I accuse
I accuse

Original Title Ich klage an

Status Released

Original Language German

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