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Germany Year Zero ()

Germania anno zero (original title)
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post-WWII Berlin.

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Edmund Köhler (as Edmund Meschke)
Ernst Pittschau ...
Herr Koehler - Il padre
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Eva (as Ingetraud Hinz)
Franz-Otto Krüger ...
Karl-Heinz (as Franz Grüger)
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Il maestro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heidi Blänkner ...
Frau Rademaker (uncredited)
Jo Herbst ...
Jo (uncredited)
Barbara Hintz ...
Thilde (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage) (voice)
Karl Krüger ...
Il medico (uncredited)
Alexandra Manys ...
Amica di Eva (uncredited)
Christl Merker ...
Christl (uncredited)
Gaby Raak ...
La donna di generale (uncredited)
Inge Rocklitz ...
Rifugiata (uncredited)
Hans Sangen ...
Herr Rademaker (uncredited)
Babsi Schultz-Reckewell ...
La figlia di Rademacher (uncredited)
Franz von Treuberg ...
Il generale von Laubniz (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roberto Rossellini

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Roberto Rossellini ... (screenplay)
 
Roberto Rossellini ... (dialogue) and
Carlo Lizzani ... (dialogue) and
Max Kolpé ... (dialogue) (as Max Colpet)
 
Sergio Amidei ... ()
 
Basilio Franchina ... (based on an idea by) (uncredited)

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Salvo D'Angelo ... associate producer
Alfredo Guarini ... executive producer
Roberto Rossellini ... producer

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Renzo Rossellini

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Robert Juillard ... (as Robert Julliard)

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Eraldo Da Roma

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Piero Filippone

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Marcello Bollero ... production supervisor
Alberto Manni ... production supervisor
Alfredo Guarini ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Max Kolpé ... assistant director (as Max Colpet)
Carlo Lizzani ... assistant director
Franz von Treuberg ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Alessandro Biancani ... audio restorer
Kurt Doubrowsky ... sound technician (as Kurt Doubrawsky)

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Jacques Robin ... camera operator
Emil Puet ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Edoardo Micucci ... musical director

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Vincenzo Genesi ... laboratory technician (as V. Genesi)
Giancarlo Campidori ... production secretary (uncredited)
Charles Clement ... subtitler: English (uncredited) (1949 release)
Sonya Friedman ... subtitler (uncredited)
Ivo Garrani ... voice dubbing: Ernst Pittschau (Italian version) (uncredited)
Flaminia Jandolo ... voice dubbing: Edmund Moeschke (Italian version) (uncredited)

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Marco Romano Rossellini ... dedicatee (as Mio figlio Romano)
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Plot Summary

Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War, must do all kinds of work to help his family get food and survive. One day he meets one of his former teachers and hopes to get support from him, but this man's ideas don't lead Edmund into a clearer or safer way of living. Written by Hugo

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Taglines The country is obliterated, the buildings are dilapidated and the people are desolated. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Allemagne année zéro (France)
  • Deutschland im Jahre Null (Germany)
  • Germany Year Zero (World-wide, English title)
  • Germany Year Zero (United States)
  • Germany Year Zero (United Kingdom)
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  • 78 min
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Trivia Exteriors were shot in Germany while all interiors were shot on a sound stage in Rome. When the German actors arrived in Rome, they ate pasta in abundance, something which the current economics of Germany could not afford. The German actors gained weight and shooting had to be postponed until they slimmed down to their original weights. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into La monnaie de l'absolu (1999). See more »
Quotes Narrator: This movie, shot in Berlin in the summer of 1947 aims only to be an objective and true portrait of this large, almost totally destroyed city where 3.5 million people live a terrible, desperate life, almost without realizing it. They live as if tragedy were natural, not because of strength or faith, but because they are tired. This is not an accusation or even a defense of the German people. It is an objective assessment. Yet if anyone, after watching Edmund Koeler's story, feels that something needs to be done-that German children need to relearn to love life-then the efforts of those who made this movie will be greatly rewarded.
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