German dark comedy selected for October’s foreign film screening | SteamboatToday.com

German dark comedy selected for October’s foreign film screening

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues with “Bye Bye Germany,” an award-winning comedy from Germany by director Sam Garbarski, screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Chief Theater.

If you go

What: “Bye Bye Germany” foreign film screening
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Set in 1946 Frankfurt, David Bermann and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories.

The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising housewives with ashy chutzpah until the flattered ladies have no choice but to buy their irresistible items. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon. But questions about Bermann’s past catch up with him.

Why does he have two passports? What about his visit to Hitler’s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis? The smart and attractive but uncompromising U.S. officer Sara Simon refuses to close the interrogation. She wants to get to the heart of Bermann’s wartime memories. Sara matches his quick wit with iron severity, but it becomes increasingly difficult for her to escape his charm.

The film screens in German with English subtitles. Visit SteamboatLibrary.org/events for more information.

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