Germany Year Zero (1948) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War has to do all kinds of work and tricks to help his family in getting food and barely survive. One day he meets a man who used to be one of his teachers in school and hopes to get support from him, but the ideas of this man do not lead Edmund in a clearer or safer way of living...

    - Written by Hugo <transit@cam.org>
  • In 1947, an ordinary German family fights to survive in a wrecked Berlin after the end of World War II. The father is very sick, incapable to work and bring food home; his older son, Karl-Heinz, is a former soldier hiding from the police, afraid of the consequences of fighting in the war; his daughter Eva is waiting for her boyfriend Wolf and goes to clubs at night to bring valuable cigarettes and minor gifts to contribute to the survival of her family; and the twelve year old boy Edmund wanders through the devastated city trying to find work or some food to reduce the starvation of his family. When Edmund meets his former teacher, the pedophile Herr Enning, he misunderstands his Nazi speech about the survival of the stronger and poisons the food of his father, leading the hopeless boy to a desperate final solution.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

    - Written by Andrea Aloisi


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