Film producer's 80th birthday: Regina Ziegler: "Sometimes I'm ashamed of this city"

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Film producer's 80th birthday: Regina Ziegler: "Sometimes I'm ashamed of this city"

Ms. Ziegler, your big birthday was already preceded by another anniversary. Which one do you mean?

More than 80 years ago, your heavily pregnant mother, who was buried in an air raid shelter after a bomb attack in Berlin, was freed. Does this dramatic story still play a role for you today? Undoubtedly, it has had a major impact on my life. My mother had spent three days and four nights in fear of death and was sure that I must have suffered some damage in the womb. She said: this child will never laugh. Then I came and was such a funny little laughing pigeon, happy, full of courage. She couldn't believe it.

Do you have a theory as to why you were unimpressed by this drama?

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