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      Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

      Released May 12, 2017 1h 46m Biography History Drama TRAILER for Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: Trailer 1 List Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: Trailer 1 Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: Trailer 1 1:44 View more videos
      90% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 71% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In 1936, author Stefan Zweig leaves Austria for South America to escape the specter of Nazism. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader This intelligent biopic is kept aloft by Josef Hader's sensitive performance as the kind, gentlemanly Zweig. Jul 20, 2017 Full Review Michael Sragow Film Comment Magazine What's audacious and subtly seductive about Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe is Schrader's attempt to trace its hero's pacific charm through highly charged public and private moments. Jun 30, 2017 Full Review Leonard Maltin I was mesmerized by this film--it's an exceptional piece of work, not to be missed. Jun 15, 2017 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia Its more or less interesting when it intimately portrays the last days of the Austrian writer, but I fear that, at its dramatic core, there is an absence of verve that is prolonged by superfluous dialogues. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Jan 23, 2024 Full Review Paula Vázquez Prieto La Nación (Argentina) The film could be thought of as an elegy in the form of letters sent from the cities that housed [Stefan Zweig] in America, from Buenos Aires to New York, until his final retreat in Brazil. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 23, 2018 Full Review Juan Cruz Bergondi EscribiendoCine If it is a homage, it is just as measured as the character reconstructed in fiction. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Jul 13, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      paul d Maria Schrader's film is a gem. She takes us on a beautiful, lyrical trip accompanying Stefan Zweig in the last six years of his life. Josef Hader is outstanding as Zweig, forced into being a refugee from Hitler's terror despite being the most popular German writer of his era. He was tormented by many things: leaving his home and friends; the guilt of being able to escape and live relatively well because of his fame, while most other German intellectuals and German Jews suffered far worse fates than his; and by the refusal of many people to accept his silence about politics, Hitler and war. Zweig would not protest from safety, for him that would be immoral. He refused to do what today we would call "virtue signaling". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice biopic. Beautiful cinematography. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A potentially fascinating subject turned into a dull, uninsightful, dreary movie. Zweig resents the efforts he has to make to secure visas for fellow intellectuals trapped in Nazi Germany. He takes no public stand, although he is quoted as saying "Every gesture of resistance which is void of either risk or impact is nothing but a cry for recognition." Seems to me that every gesture of resistance carries with it either risk or impact to some degree. Steig -- in this movie at least -- makes no such gesture beyond trying to find some comfortable way for himself as an exile. I am interested to read other audience reactions, and willing to admit if I've missed something. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1936, author Stefan Zweig leaves Austria for South America to escape the specter of Nazism.
      Maria Schrader
      Stefan Arndt, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Danny Krausz, Denis Poncet, Olivier Père, Kurt Stocker
      Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
      First Run Features
      Production Co
      Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Maha Productions, Arte, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) [at], Ideale Audience International, arte France Cinéma, X-Filme Creative Pool, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)
      Biography, History, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 12, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 10, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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