Bye Bye Germany

Film • Oct 9

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Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories! The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising housewives with ashy chutzpah until the flattered ladies have no choice but to buy their irresistible items. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen on the horizon, but questions about Bermann’s past catch up with him.

Directed by Sam Garbaski.

Please join us after the screening for a reception in the lobby, hosted by the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

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2017. Germany. 102 minutes. Not rated. In German & English with English subtitles.
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