Leo and Claire
Germany 1933. Leo Katzenberger is a wealthy businessman, a prominent member of the community. At heart a German patriot, born in Nuremberg where he spent all his life, he is also a Jew. His company resides in a courtyard he considers to be his own little kingdom.
Leo′s world is shattered when he rents an apartment out to the young and attractive photographer Irene. She capriciously flirts with Leo and soon people are talking about the Jew and the German girl ...
In a time when "the purity of the Aryan race" is ascendant, this mild affair rapidly becomes a political issue - Leo, after all, is a Jew. Denounced by his hate-filled neighbors, he is condemned to be executed via the guillotine.
Leo and Claire captures in straightforward imagery a chapter of Nazi history based on a true story as documented in the book Der Jude und das Maedchen by Christiane Kohl.
Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH