Bye Bye Germany
Sunday Mar 04 01:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 06 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2018.
Directed by Sam Garbarski. Germany. 201. 102 min. English and German with English subtitles.
It’s 1946 and David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime. They now dream of leaving Frankfurt for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? In this dramedy, 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 in the horizon. But questions about Bermann’s past catch up with him. Why does he have two passports? What about his visit to Hitler’s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis? The smart and attractive but uncompromising US officer Sara Simon (Antje Traue) refuses to close the interrogation. She wants to get to the heart of Bermann’s wartime memories. Sara matches his quick wit with iron severity, but it becomes increasingly difficult for her to escape his charm.
The film will be introduced by Denis Salle, Hon. Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany.