29 2014

My German Friend | JCC Rockland Film Festival

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

AMC Theatres - Palisades Center Mall 1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, New York 10994


Contact Hani Sandler

My German Friend A German-Jewish girl and the son of an exiled Nazi colonel form an enduring bond in Argentina in MY GERMAN FRIEND, an epic love story that distills 30 years of personal and political postwar history. The film opens in 1950s Buenos Aires where Jews and Nazis, having fled Europe, are thrown together in a foreign land. As the children of affluent German emigrants, Sulamit Löwenstein (Celeste Cid) and Friedrich Burg (Max Riemelt) first meet as next door neighbors and become instant friends. Only later does Friedrich learn that his father was a highranking SS officer. Determined to break with his family, he moves to Germany to immerse himself in radical student politics. Sulamit follows and a romance briefly blossoms, but Friedrich's commitment to political activism leaves no room for love. When he returns to Argentina to join an anti-government guerilla movement and disappears without a trace, Sulamit embarks on a search to find him, and heal her heart and the wounds of the past. Partly based on people and events from her own life, writer-director Jeanine Meerapfel delivers an intimate and humane examination of a guilt-ridden generation seeking to escape the mistakes and legacy of their forbearers.