Berlin '36



Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dora Ratjen was male until 1938.

  1. Kaspar Heidelbach


  2. Lothar Kurzawa


  3. Eric Friedler


Top Billed Cast

  1. Karoline Herfurth

    Karoline Herfurth

    Gretel Bergmann

  2. Sebastian Urzendowsky

    Sebastian Urzendowsky

    Marie Ketteler

  3. Axel Prahl

    Axel Prahl

    Hans Waldmann

  4. Thomas Thieme

    Thomas Thieme

    Hans von Tschammer und Osten

  5. August Zirner

    August Zirner

    Edwin Bergmann

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Berlin '36
Berlin '36



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 9, 2009


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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