Bye Bye Germany

Directed by Sam Garbarski · Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium · 2017 · 102 min · German and English with subtitles

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 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 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.

Thursday, April 19, 2 PM | The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Co-sponsored by All Seasons West Bloomfield

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