El Amigo Alemán

Jeanine Meerapfel tells us the story of Sulamit and Friedrich. She is Jewish, he is German, and both are the children of post-war immigrants in Argentina. Trying to come to terms with their parents’ past, they separately go to Germany and find each other amidst the political turmoil of the 1970ies. Meanwhile in Argentina the military dictatorship takes over the country and Friedrich wants to go back to join the revolutionary left. It is a tale about how the political takes over the private in a time when some think it is the same. A love story between two people in which history is the third party.

DE 2012
Regie: Jeanine Meerapfel
100 min, 35mm, Farbe, OmeU

2013, Archive, Feature Film, Fiction Film Competition

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