REVIEW FOR GERMAN MOVIE 'EUROPA EUROPA' PREVIEW SHOW
Goethe-Zentum (German Center), Hyderabad and Goethe-Institut at Max Muellar Bhavan, along with the Hyderabad Film Club are jointly presenting a 6-day, 10-movie film festival in respect of Artur Brauner at Sarathi Studios.
Artur Brauner is arguably the most influential film producer of post-war Germany. He founded the "Central Cinema Company" in Berlin in 1946, and established himself as a producer of Schlagerfilme (musical romantic comadies), Heimatfilme (idyllic post-World-War-II "homeland" films), and Krimis (detective thrillers). At the age of 87 now, Brauner looks back to over 250 films bearing his credit.
Among the 10 movies that will be previewed, Europa Europa is one movie that has won Golden Globe award as best foreign language film. The film starts with the Perel family fleeing from Nazi Germany to Poland. But their pursuers manage to catch up with them there. Salomon, the 14-year-old, however, continues fleeing East.
He is educated in the Soviet Union as a strapping young member of the Komsomol and passes himself off to the German army as an ethnic German after Germany invades the Soviet Union. He now has to fight on the side of the Germans and is finally sent to Germany to attend a school for Nazis.
The film is based on the authentic story of Salomon Perel, who later emigrated to Palestine.
Europa Europa Germany-France/1989/Color/113 minutes
Cast: Salomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, Rene Hofsschneider, Piotr Kozlowski Director: Agnieszka Holland
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