Another gem directed by the great Veit Harlan. As usual, top-quality film in every aspect. Actors live through their roles. Kristina Söderbaum gives a magnificent performance. The cast and the director turn even small parts into acting masterpieces. Very well written. Dialogs are very meaningful. One of the topics raised is a theme of femme fatale. What was the reason Endrik was willing to give up everything for Madlyn and Madlyn’s relentless pursuit of Endrik? Sexual desires? I also think that the entire episode with the fur coat purchase is out of context and diminishes the value and the character of the movie.