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      My Sister Maria

      2002 1h 30m Drama List
      58% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 60% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A biography of Austrian actress Maria Schell. Read More Read Less

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      Moira MacDonald Seattle Times It's not easy to classify Maximilian Schell's occasionally clumsy but always touching tribute to his actress sister, and it's equally difficult not to be moved by it. Rated: 3/4 Aug 20, 2004 Full Review G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle It is meant to be a loving and sad portrait of a fading life, but it feels intrusive, excessively brooding and narcissistic. Rated: 1/4 Aug 6, 2004 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Bbrave, heartless, and exceedingly strange. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 9, 2004 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat Fascinating documentary on the celebrated Austrian actress. Rated: 4/5 Aug 10, 2007 Full Review William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer It's unpleasantly bitter (Maximilian had to sell his art collection to keep her out of the poorhouse and he's not happy about it), rather ghoulish, supremely depressing and, considering her condition, a criminal invasion of the woman's privacy. Rated: C Aug 19, 2004 Full Review Jean Lowerison San Diego Metropolitan It's difficult to witness the disintegration of a personality; unfortunately, watching My Sister Maria inspires the question, 'Why was this film made?' Jul 20, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      walter m With this film, actor Maximilian Schell looks back at the acting career of his sister Maria and incidentally also provides a rare, insightful look at the post-war West German film industry which also gave us Hardy Kruger, Oskar Werner and Curt Jurgens. In the present day, Maria is suffering from dementia, leading to grave financial problems and for her to feel as one person puts it as if she is in another reality altogether. That last part is expressed perfectly by of all things clips from “Deep Impact.” All of which Maximilian Schell uses in a non-traditional manner that owes more to narrative tradition than documentaries, creating a hybrid film that expresses his elegiac sentiments well. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad view of a once strong and renowned woman who descends into the maelstrom of mental illness and infirmity. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A biography of Austrian actress Maria Schell.
      Director
      Maximilian Schell
      Producer
      Margit Chuchra
      Screenwriter
      Maximilian Schell, Gero von Boehm
      Production Co
      Arte, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Bayerischer Rundfunk
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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