Keine Zufallige Geschichte (1984)

Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Director Charlotte Kerr interviewed Melina Mercouri (1923-1994) and her husband Jules Dassin for this documentary on their careers and their strong, long-lasting personal relationship. Kerr also uses film clips from the couple's work and includes discussions on the years in which Dassin was blacklisted in Hollywood and on his disagreements with MGM. The couple's shared political, cultural, and artistic interests as well as strength of character and sense of humor are excellently conveyed, and although the documentary may stray off the track from time to time because of the sheer amount of material to cover, the two independent personalities and their films will hold most viewers' attention throughout.