Es war einmal in Deutschland... (2017)
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.