BYE BYE GERMANY

Directed by Sam Garbarski
  • Germany / 
  • 2017 / 
  • German & English with English subtitles / 
  • 102 min
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"The best German-language film Joe and Ethan Coen never made."
– Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly
"Peppered with Yiddish flavor and wit...."
– The Jewish Journal
"Charmingly made... a just-out-of-World War II Ocean's 11."
– Karen Han, The Village Voice

Synopsis

Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) 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. 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 (Antje Traue) 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...