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Effigie - Das Gift und die Stadt (2019)

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1828: Two very different women collide in an age that has no place for either of them.


Udo Flohr
10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzan Anbeh ... Gesche Gottfried
Elisa Thiemann Elisa Thiemann ... Cato Böhmer
Christoph Gottschalch Christoph Gottschalch ... Senator Droste
Roland Jankowsky Roland Jankowsky ... Kapitän Ehlers
Uwe Bohm Uwe Bohm ... Kommissar Tonjes
Marc Ottiker Marc Ottiker ... Dr. Hoffschläger
Tom Keidel Tom Keidel ... Kanzlist Müller
Nicola Melissian ... Beta Schmidt
Eugen-Daniel Krößner Eugen-Daniel Krößner ... Dr. Luce
Marita Marschall Marita Marschall ... Magd Dorothée
Susanne Jansen Susanne Jansen ... Marie Heckendorff
Lea Wolfram Lea Wolfram ... Shopkeeper Lankenau
Christian Intorp Christian Intorp ... Müllermeister Steitz
Peer Roggendorf Peer Roggendorf ... Rademacher Rumpff
Ulrich Sachsse Ulrich Sachsse ... Mayor Johann Smidt
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1828 in the German port city of Bremen: Two very different women collide in an age that has no place for either of them. One strives for a career in law, at a time when women aren't even admitted to universities. The other has lived life outside the law and may now have to pay the tab. One of them needs to get her head together - while the other would do anything not to lose hers. Written by Udo Flohr

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Entertaining drama of a true story
8 February 2020 | by amroffSee all my reviews

That this film is based on a true story greatly influenced my appreciation of it. High marks for presenting the narrative (with feminist angle) so convincingly and artfully. Loved the brilliant performance of the actors, especially the female serial killer and her nemesis. Loved very much the music score. Not so much the subplot which, while adding to the political context, proved too elusive to the average viewer like me. Looking forward very much to another film by Udo Flohr.

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Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Effigy - Poison and the City See more »

Filming Locations:

Mecklenburg, Germany See more »


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$485,000 (estimated)
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GeekFrog Media See more »
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1.85 : 1
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