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Scene from "Invincible" (photo courtesy of Tatfilm)

Invincible is the true story of a young Jewish blacksmith from East Poland, Zishe Breitbart, who at the beginning of the 1930s is lured to the world of the varietés in Berlin. In the dubious House of the Occult run by Erik Jan Hanussen, he plays the strongest man in the world, much to the displeasure of the rising Nazi establishment. Zishe's story ends tragically due to his strong belief that he was sent as the new Samson and must protect his people.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Werner Herzog
Screenplay Werner Herzog
Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger
Joe Bini
Ulrich Bergfelder
Cast Udo Kier, Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe and his Palace Orchestra
Producers Christine Ruppert, Werner Herzog, Gary Bart
Production Companies Werner Herzog Film/Vienna, Tatfilm/Cologne, LittleBird/Dublin
Runtime 135 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Venice 2001, Mar del Plata 2002
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM
German Distributor Zephir Filmverleih/Cologne

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