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The German Lesson (2019)

Deutschstunde (original title)
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Siggi is in prison during the post-war period. He should write an essay. He remembers that his father was supposed to ban his profession from a friend who was a painter. Siggi should help him, but he rebelled.

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Heide Schwochow (screenplay), Siegfried Lenz (novel)
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Ulrich Noethen ... Jens Ole Jepsen
Tobias Moretti ... Max Ludwig Nansen
Levi Eisenblätter ... Siggi Jepsen
Tom Gronau Tom Gronau ... Siggi Jepsen (als Erwachsener)
Johanna Wokalek ... Ditte Nansen
Sonja Richter ... Gudrun Jepsen
Maria Dragus ... Hilke Jepsen
Louis Hofmann ... Klaus Jepsen
Artus Maria Matthiessen Artus Maria Matthiessen ... Direktor Himpel
Marek Harloff Marek Harloff ... Karl Rasmussen
Tom Zahner ... Joswig
Peter Badstübner Peter Badstübner ... Okko Brodersen
Michael Wittenborn ... Pastor Treblin
Klaus Peeck Klaus Peeck ... Deichgraf Ole Bultjohann
Joachim Regelien Joachim Regelien ... Hinnerk Timmsen (as Jochen Regelien)
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Siggi Jepsen is in Germany after the war in an institution for difficult to educate young people. He is to write an essay on the subject "The pleasures of duty", but has no idea. Only when he is locked in a cell the next day, the memories of his childhood during the Second World War break out of him: His father Jens Ole Jepsen, a police officer, was then commissioned to bring the friendly expressionist painter Ludwig Nansen a professional ban , At Nansen's surveillance, Siggi was supposed to help him at the time, but eventually he rebelled against his father, sided with the recalcitrant Nansen and hid some of the forbidden pictures, eventually leading to his stay in the asylum.

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Music by Peter Igelhoff
Performed by Evelyn Künneke
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Beautiful but I didn't get into it
27 December 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

I didn't get into the film because I couldn't understand the concept of banning art. The visuals and the scenery are beautiful though.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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$1,152,502
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1.85 : 1
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