BYE BYE GERMANY – Austin Jewish Film Festival


Bye Bye Germany
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:00pm (NOON)

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Regal Arbor Cinema 8
Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:30pm
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“A humorous and moving look at Jewish life in post-war Germany.”

Running: 102 min.
Director: Sam Garbarski
Genre: Narrative
Language: English, German (with subtitles)
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg
Year: 2017
Ratings: X – Contains Mature Language
▲ – Contains Mature Themes
N – Contains Nudity
David Berman, a Holocaust survivor in postwar Frankfurt, has only one purpose—to go to America as soon as possible. To get there, he needs lots of money, and smooth-talking David has an idea. Recruiting six survivor friends, he teaches these Jewish salesmen the shady tricks of his former trade: how to use flattery and chutzpah to sell overpriced bed linens door-to-door to guilt-ridden Germans. Meanwhile, he faces interrogation by a comely American military intelligence officer about his past as an alleged Nazi collaborator, but her impassivity is no match for the charismatic jokester. Presenting a fresh historical perspective with a klezmer-style score and Yiddish-inflected dialogue, “Bye Bye Germany” is an utterly engaging salute to European Jews who chose to “tough out” painful memories in order to reclaim their lives.
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