The High Life (1960 film)

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The High Life
La grande vie poster.jpg
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Produced by Alf Teichs
Kurt Ulrich
Written by René Barjavel
Julien Duvivier
Robert A. Stemmle
Story by Irmgard Keun
Starring Giulietta Masina
Gert Fröbe
Gustav Knuth
Ingrid van Bergen
Joachim Hansen
Hannes Messemer
Friedrich Schoenfelder
Inge Egger
Jan Hendriks
Harry Meyen
Rudolf Platte
Ernst Schröder
Ralf Wolter
Music by Heino Gaze
Cinematography Göran Strindberg
Edited by Klaus Eckstein
Release date
  • 16 February 1960 (1960-02-16) (West Germany)
Running time
98 minutes
Country France
West Germany
Language German

The High Life (German: Das kunstseidene Mädchen; French: La Grande Vie) is a 1960 French, West German and Italian film directed by Julien Duvivier, based on the novel Das kunstseidene Mädchen (The Artificial Silk Girl) by Irmgard Keun.


Doris Putzke (Giulietta Masina) is fond of dating men in her quest for finding the perfect one. In her brief relationships, she goes from one disillusionment to another, constantly deluding herself about the intentions of her lovers.[citation needed]

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