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Es war einmal in Deutschland... (2017)

Director:
Sam Garbarski
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Bye Bye Germany
COUNTRY
Germany/Luxembourg/
Belgium
GENRE
Drama/Comedy/War
RUNNING TIME
102 minutes
Producer:
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Sébastien Delloye
Jani Thiltges
Screenwriter:
Michel Bergmann
Sam Garbarski


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Bermann Moritz Bleibtreu
Special Agent Sara Simon Antje Traue
Fajnbrot Tim Seyfi
Holzmann Mark Ivanir
Fränkel Anatole Taubman
Verständig Hans Löw
Szoros Pál Mácsai
Krautberg Václav Jakoubek
Elsa Jeanne Werner

 

Review

This tale about surviving jews of the WWII and their struggles to make a new life in and/or leave a war-ridden Germany was written and directed by veteran filmmaker Sam Garbarski. With brilliant set design, the film recreates post-WWII Germany vividly, and lead actor Moritz Bleibtreu carries the film steadily with a solid performance, surrounded by a number of more or less fully-drawn supporting characters. The film has warmth, heart and a few moments of poignancy as the horrors of the war is touched upon in flashbacks. Garbarski cannot at all times hide the fact that the central plot line of his story is a construction, but he covers it up with small doses of slight, welcomed comedy.

Copyright © 27.10.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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