Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? Eventually, he reveals a secret about himself that he kept hidden from his younger wife Lina, and that in a roundabout way concerns her as well. It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis.
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Did You Know?
(According to Director's interview on the DVD bonus) After the death of her son, insurance companies didn't want to cover Romy Schneider
, considering she would probably commit suicide "in the next following days". Director Jacques Rouffio
convinced the producers to take the risk and have the film shot without insurance for the main actress. Romy Schneider died (maybe by suicide) a few months after the premiere. See more
Referenced in Romy