Bye Bye Germany
This is a dark comedy about a group of Jewish friends who have survived the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. It is 1946, and they are living in the limbo of the Displaced Persons Camp in Allied-occupied Frankfurt, Germany. A smooth-talking businessman and fellow survivor, David Bermann, convinces them to earn money by selling fine bed linens to German housewives. Motivated by their memories, hatreds, and hopes, they meet success in their new pursuit – while Bermann is kept busy trying to persuade U.S. official investigators that he was not a Nazi collaborator.
102 minutes, in German with English subtitles. Followed by Q & A with Jewish Studies Faculty.
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Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and Hillel 818.
This is a free word of mouth screening, courtesy of the film distributor, The Match Factory. This film will be available to the public on April 13 at Laemmle Town Center in Encino. Click here for information on purchasing tickets when the film opens.