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.
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Did You Know?
Schatzberg said that he was very careful to change any word of Pinter's script whilst shooting. Whenever Schatzberg changed something, the British cast was also very cautious, and usually asked "does Mr. Pinter know about it?". He reassured them by saying "I will call him" - and he did. Pinter had no problems with the changes. 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
This is the land of Goethe and Schiller and Beethoven. They won't fall for that!