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Sam Garbarski

ORIGINAL TITLE

Es war einmal in Deutschland...

2017 || Germany/Luxemburg/Belgium || 101 mins || in German || Feature

WORLD SALES

The Match Factory

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 2017 – Berlinale Special Gala

SYNOPSIS

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 flashy 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...

A post-war dramedy with chutzpah from the director of IRINA PALM and RASHEVSKI'S TANGO.  Based on Michel Bergmann's novels "Die Teilacher" and "Machloikes".

CAST

Moritz Bleibtreu
Antje Traue