Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as anti-semitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises.
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Harold Pinter has been to Stuttgart before. He was fascinated with its Museum of modern art ("Neue Staatsgalerie Stuttgart") , and wanted it in the film. And Schatzberg was fascinated with the work of photographer John Coplans, who is known for his series of black and white nude self-portraits which are frank studies of the aging body. In the end they used the museum as a location showing John Coplans' work, from his famous series "A body". See more
In 1932, Germany used the same flag it uses today. That flag was used 1848-1852, 1919-1933, and 1950-present. See more
Dr. Jakob Strauss
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