Film still from <em>My German Friend</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from My German Friend. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

My German Friend

  • Sun 25 Nov 2018
  • 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free | Booking essential
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

After the war, Nazis and Jews alike fled to Argentina to escape war crime tribunals and the horrendous persecution of the past, respectively. Each brings with them an intense dislike of the other, trying their best to begin new lives, but the ghosts of the past sometimes never let go.

A German-Jewish girl and the son of an exiled Nazi colonel form an enduring bond in Argentina, an epic love story that distills 30 years of personal and political post-war history. 

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.

DE, 2012, Colour, 99min., Rated M Dir. Jeanine Meerapfel

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Film poster from <em>My German Friend</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film poster from My German Friend. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from <em>My German Friend</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from My German Friend. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

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