Film The German Friend

The German Friend, film still © Goethe-Institut

Sun, 25.11.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Director: Jeanine Meerapfel, colour, 104 nin., 2011/2012

Sulamit Löwenstein, the daughter of one of the many Jewish families to have fled Germany and the Nazis, grows up in Buenos Aires. She falls in love with Friedrich Burg, unaware that he’s the son of a Nazi official who went into hiding. Not even Friedrich knows that. When he discovers his father’s secret, a rift develops between father and son. Friedrich goes to Frankfurt to study and Sulamit follows him. But their love fizzles out due to his involvement in politics.