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(Schuld des Dr. Homma, Die)

A doctor is accused of murder after his wife commits suicide. A retrospective view of his life makes him realize his indirect guilt.


Paul Verhoeven was born in 1938 in Amsterdam and graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in Math and Physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. A selection of his most well-known films includes: the well-known Dutch series Floris (TV, 1969), the OSCAR-nominated Turkish Delight (1973), Soldiers of Orange (1977), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Hollow Man (2000) and Black Book (2006).
Genre Thriller, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1951
Director Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay Hans Otto Schroeder, Peter Pewas
Cinematography Fritz Arno Wagner
Cast Werner Hinz, Ilse Steppat, Albrecht Schoenhals, Viktoria von Ballasko, Liane Croon
Producer Franz Mattler
Production Company Lux Nord/Hamburg
Length 89 min
Format b&w
Original Version
 German
Awards German Film Award 1952
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih