The High Life (1960 film)

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.

The High Life
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Directed byJulien Duvivier
Produced by
Written by
Story byIrmgard Keun
Music byHeino Gaze
CinematographyGöran Strindberg
Edited byKlaus Eckstein
Release date
  • 16 February 1960 (1960-02-16) (West Germany)
Running time
98 minutes
  • France
  • West Germany
  • Italy


Doris Putzke (Giulietta Masina) is fond of dating men in her quest for finding the perfect one. In her brief relationships, she goes from one disillusionment to another, constantly deluding herself about the intentions of her lovers.[citation needed]

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