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Bye Bye Germany

  • Directed by Sam Garbarski
  • Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, 2017, 103 mins., German

Garbarski’s film offers a humorous and moving look at Jewish life in postwar Germany. Frankfurt, 1946: David Bermann is a Holocaust survivor with dreams of a new life in America. But that takes money, and smooth-talking David has an idea. He teaches six friends the tricks of his former trade: how to use flattery and chutzpah to sell bed linens at inflated prices to unsuspecting Germans. When questions about Bermann’s past catch up with him, U.S. special agent Sara Simon wants answers. “Being a story of con men and the unreliability of memory, it’s also the best German-language film Joel and Ethan Coen never made.”—San Francisco Weekly. In German with English subtitles.

Genres: Comedy