Stunde Null

BFM — 39
BFM — 39
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Directed by Edgar ReitzItalian title: Ora zero
Germania Occidentale / 1977 / 108 min.
Black and white / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it.
Kai Taschner (Joschi), Anette Jünger (Isa), Herbert Weißbach (Mattische), Klaus Dierig (Paul), Güunter Schiemann (Franke), Erika Wackernagel (signora Unterstab), Torsten Henties (ragazzo con la bicicletta), Eric Kleiber (Mote), Bernd Linzel (Karl-Heinz), Edith Kunze (madre di Joschis)

Set in the summer of 1945 in a small village outside Leipzig, where the Americans have just pulled back and been replaced by Soviet troops. The film follows the inhabitants as they adjust to the new situation, in particular Joschi, a teenage Hitler Youth member who is fascinated by the Americans.

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Der Schneider von Ulm (Il sarto di Ulm, 1978)

Stunde Null (Ora zero, 1977)

Die Reise nach Wien (Il viaggio a Vienna, 1973)

Das goldene Ding (La cosa d’oro, 1972)

Uxmal (1969)

Cardillac (1969)

Mahlzeiten (Tavola dell’amore, 1967)

VariaVision. Unendliche Fahrt – aber begrenzt (1965)

BFM 39 list of films

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