Germany Year Zero (1948)

3:00pm Sunday, January 29, 2012 The Commons

Germany Year ZeroG.D.B. Film Directed by Roberto Rosselinni; Screenplay by Roberto Rosselinni, Max Kolpé Stars Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Franz-Otto Krüger, and Ingetraud Hinze

Partially filmed among the rubble of post-World War II Berlin, Germany Year Zero follows the life of thirteen-year-old Edmund Kohler (Moeschke) and his destitute family as they struggle with life in the aftermath of the War. Edmund deals with trials outside of his home as well when he becomes involved in the Hitler Youth and a former school teacher who makes romantic advances toward him.

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General Public
Film Screening, Urban Palimpsest