Bye bye Germany

Bye bye Germany

DVD - 2018 | German
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Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann 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.
Audience: 14A
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Film Movement,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign BYE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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CaptainHecto
Apr 05, 2019

Starts well with self-deprecating gallows humour and some laugh-out-loud one-liners, but soon begins to wear thin. Moritz Bleibtrau is excellent in his role, but the film becomes predictable and just doesn't amount to much.

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movie20
Feb 28, 2019

Interesting story. I thought it was going to be more of a comedy, similar to the foreign language movie, Train of Life (which, unfortunately, the OPL does not have). The lead actor was very good.

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maipenrai
Feb 16, 2019

Combining the holocaust and humor is a delicate task, but it is done brilliantly by the actors, writers, and director Sam Garbarski. The viewer has to pay close attention to the subtitles because there are some "zingers" thrown into the dialogue that are easy to miss. I even backed up the DVD at one point because I found myself wondering, "did they really say what I think they said??" They did.... The film is, of course, alternately amazing sad and genuinely funny. There is an on-going "shaggy dog" story involving the main protagonist that is delightful. I found myself thinking of the Coen brothers at times because of their ability to combine violence and comedy. Don't miss the final message about the 4,000 Jews!! I highly recommend this film as one of the cleverest I have seen for quite a while!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Tilapia
Dec 10, 2018

A different dimension of an old story. I enjoyed it. No society, race, religion is perfect. There are good and bad people in every society and at every level.

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Barsby
Oct 06, 2018

Could only give this MOW 15 minutes.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 01, 2018

Really two skillfully interwoven stories-- one, a band of Jewish Holocaust survivors needing to raise money by any means, in order to escape Germany for America after the War; the other, a man accused of collaborating with the Nazis while imprisoned trying to forget his past indiscretions, and convince the Americans he was only attempting to survive. The stories connect through David Bermann whose scheme entails selling linens, and bath & kitchen towels to Germans who lost family during the war, by ingratiating themselves as lost comrades in arms. Flashbacks also explore Bermann's own imaginative or perceived experiences as a prisoner of war in the Sachsenhausen Concentration camp.

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