In this short film the German actress/singer Hildegard Knef silently recalls her career with its turbulent ups and downs. Knef became most famous after World War II. During the Battle of Berlin she dressed as a soldier to stay with her love. After being captured by the Soviets she was able to escape the prison camp and return to Berlin. Her two best known film roles were in ‘Die Mörder sind unter uns’ and ‘Die Sünderin’, in which she performed a brief nude scene, which caused a big scandal in Germany. She even was invited to Hollywood, but would've had to change her name to Gilda Christian and pretend she's Austrian, but she refused this offer. Even though, some English-language films credit her as Hildegard or Hildegarde Neff. 1955 Knef was playing an important role in the American musical ‘Silk Stockings’ by Cole Porter. After taking a break from acting, she started a successful singing career in which she released 23 Albums. Hildegard Knef died 1 February 2002 at the age of 76.
A film by: Andreas Drosdz
Actress: Victoria Voss
Costume & Make-Up: Charlotte Labenz
Music: Gesaffelstein - A Pledge
Creative & Production Advisor: Johanna Rafalski

Based on the theatre play
»So oder so – Hildegard Knef«
by Mona-Julia Sabaschus
Special thanks to the Stadtheater Ingolstadt

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