The High Life (1960 film)

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The High Life
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Directed by Julien Duvivier
Written by
Story by Irmgard Keun
Produced by
Cinematography Göran Strindberg
Edited by Klaus Eckstein
Music by Heino Gaze
Release date
  • 16 February 1960 (1960-02-16)(West Germany)
Running time
98 minutes
  • France
  • West Germany
  • Italy

The High Life (German : Das kunstseidene Mädchen; French : La Grande Vie) is a 1960 French, West German and Italian film directed by Julien Duvivier, based on the novel Das kunstseidene Mädchen (The Artificial Silk Girl) by Irmgard Keun.


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