David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to get to America as soon as possible. For this, they need money. Clever, resourceful, and shady, they are succeeding in their goal when the past comes back to haunt them. Why is the beautiful German-American officer so interested in David? Who are the gangsters that are chasing him? Will the local people catch on to the scams? Will everyone get to America? There are no easy answers. Gorgeous cinematography creates an almost magical post-war setting, and comedy and drama are woven seamlessly to tell this tale of Jewish life in Germany after World War II.
“… poignant, funny and bitter.” ScreenDaily Review
“…tackling delicate subjects through the medium of comedy, without disrespect, and even a sufficient dose of seriousness where necessary.” Cineuropa Review
“an admiring salute to European Jews who chose to stay put” Hollywood Reporter
Drama/ Comedy/ Dir:Sam Garbarski / starring Moritz Bleibtreu,Antje Traue / Germany / 2017/ German w Eng ST/ 102 min
Audience Award Norwegian Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival