What made Casablanca a great experience of all time

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Casablanca, at the time of the Second World War: the American Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) runs a well-frequented bar. New European refugees keep appearing on their way to America. Among them is the resistance fighter Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), who fled the Nazis, who is accompanied by his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). She is Rick's former lover. The otherwise cool bar owner is hit at his weakest point by seeing each other again, because Ilsa had once transferred him to Paris, so he had to leave the city without her when the Nazis came. For Rick, the question now arises whether he should get Victor and his still beloved Ilsa the coveted exit visas and thus possibly endanger himself, or whether he should leave them both stranded in Casablanca.

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By Ulrich Behrens
"You just remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh, the fundamental things apply, As time goes by. And when two lovers woo, they still say› I love you ‹, On that you can rely , no matter what the future brings, As time goes by.Moonlight and love songs never out of date, Hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate.Woman needs man and man must have his mate, That no one can deny.It's still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, A case of do or die, the world will always welcome lovers, As time goes by. ”From January 14-24, 1943 the American President Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Churchill met the so-called Casablanca Conference, at which both decided the Allies landed in Sicily - an important date in the process of forming the anti-Hitler coalition, which was followed by the conferences in Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. And ga ...
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Casablanca, in the middle of World War II. The Nazis had already taken half of Europe. War refugees want to go to Casablanca to charter a ship or an airplane in order to flee overseas. Rick Blaine lives in his bar in the middle of Casablanca. He hasn't been a fan of the Germans since the chaos of war. On the contrary: because he wants to try it in America too. When a war criminal suddenly shows up in Rick's bar ...
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"Casablanca" is probably a true classic, that is indisputable and after I had slight initial difficulties with this film, I have to say that this film inspires me more and more and pulls me under its spell. Great dialogues, great equipment and a great Humphrey Bogart make "Casablanca" a unique, special experience.
Play again! No thanks, that was enough for me once. I know that this is the ultimate classic, an indescribable, timeless evergreen and the mother of all shreds - nevertheless, I only followed it with half my attention. One notices, however, that this is the basis, the basis from which he has taken, copied or imitated many other film parts - but good, if you take it seriously it’s just one ...
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Great movie! Except for the storytelling, which takes a lot of time for the key scenes, but the following scenes seem taken by surprise. This is the only point I can fault about "Casablanca". The brilliant acting performance of Humphrey Bogart makes this film immortal. Absolute "must have seen" if you don't watch this film, it's your own fault!
6 user reviews33 pictures29 news and specials
Revival 22/05/2021
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
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