It is a love story between a prostitute and an artist. It was one of the first German films to break several taboos: nudity, suicide and euthanasia. In the Germany of the '50s, this caused a lot of negative reactions both by politicians and the Roman Catholic Church. The opposition reached the degree of banning the film and scandalizing it which paradoxically made it one of the landmarks in the history of film.
- Hildegard Knef as Marina
- Gustav Fröhlich as Alexander
- Änne Bruck as Marina's mother
- Wera Frydtberg as a colleague
- Robert Meyn as Marina's stepfather
- Jochen-Wolfgang Meyn as Marina's stepbrother
- Andreas Wolf as a doctor
Notes and references
- Holloway, Ron (2002-02-02). "Hildegard Knef". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
- "The Scandal surrounding The Sinner [Die Sünderin] (1951)". German History in Documents and Images (GHDI). Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Robert von Dassanowsky (10 October 2005). Austrian Cinema: A History. McFarland. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-7864-3733-7.
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