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Erste Liebe (First Love) 1970


Director: Maximilian Schell


Writers: John GouldMaximilian SchellIvan Turgenev (from his novella)

Rôle: Dr Lushin

Release Date: 10 July 1970


Synopsis: Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a twenty one year old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl falls in love with the boy's father.

Availability: DVD (VCI Video) Release Date: 20 June 2010.

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First Love review by Ann Guarino in the Daily News New York 8 October 1970
First Love review by Sharon Cohen in The Tampa Tribune 4 May 1971
First Love review in the Chicago Tribune 30 November 1971
First Love review by Susan Stark in the Detroit Free Press 28 May 1971
First Love review by Stanley Eichelbaum in the San Francisco Examiner 11 March 1971
First Love review by Bernard Drew in The Ithaca Journal 19 January 1971
First Love review by Eric Shorter in The Daily Telegraph 15 July 1970

Zeppelin 1971


Director: Etienne Périer


Writers: Arthur RoweDonald ChurchillOwen Crump

Rôle: Professor Christian Altschul

Release Date: 8 April 1971


Synopsis: In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

Availability: DVD (Warner Brothers) Release Date: 23 July 2010.

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Zeppelin review in The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa Ontario Canada 23 June 1971
Zeppelin review by A. H. Weiler in The The New York Times 7 October 1971
Zeppelin review in The Sacramento Bee 5 June 1971
Zeppelin review by Dilys Powell in The Sunday Times 11 April 1971

La Petite Fille au Velours Bleu

(Little Girl in Blue Velvet) 1978


Directors: Alan Bridges


Writers: Alan BridgesChristian Watton

Rôle: Raimondo Casarès

Release Date: 23 August 1978


Synopsis: France, 1940s. The French Riviera has not yet fallen into the hands of the Nazis. An Austrian Jewish surgeon has found refuge in a villa on the Cote d'Azur. There, he heals an Italian pianist and gets acquainted with his mistress, Countess Francesca. While waiting to go to England, he operates clandestinely in the clinic of the friend who hosts him. Soon he becomes Francesca's lover. But gradually the aging doctor falls in love with her daughter, Laura, who is only 13 years old.

Availability: On DVD-R online.

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