Film

Germania, anno zero

(Germany Year Zero)

A Journey in the Festival’s History

Italien, Frankreich, Deutschland  ·  1948  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Noir et blanc  ·  73'  ·  o.v. German

On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020  ·  Sub. French

Disponibile in Svizzera – Available in Switzerland


On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020

Available on MUBI for the international audience: film availability varies depending on your location


Screening

Donnerstag 13 | 8 | 2020, 20:30  ·  PalaVideo  ·  Sub. Italian


Screening

Freitag 14 | 8 | 2020, 10:00  ·  PalaCinema Sala 1  ·  Sub. Italian


Screening

Samstag 15 | 8 | 2020, 12:30  ·  PalaCinema Sala 1  ·  Sub. Italian

selected by Pierre-François Sauter
Director of Far West


With Germany Year Zero Roberto Rossellini chooses to show the damage caused by Nazism. And he does so with great ambition: shooting this film in 1947 in the real settings of ruined Berlin, two years after the end of the war. This film is not without flaws, in certain aspects it is dated, but it is a film that impressed me by the economy of its narration and by the strength of the quasi-documentary sequences shot in apocalyptic settings, which echo his point. Against this ruinous background, which evoke the violence and horror of war, Rossellini films a world that has suffered total destruction, both materially and morally. He shows the annihilation of all values caused by Nazism. He chooses to film on the side of those who took part in Nazism and were defeated. He shows his characters as lost people, victims of their own blindness and of issues that are beyond them. Rossellini films the journey of Edmund, a twelve-year-old boy who tries to find his way in a world where profit and selfishness are the only things that matter. Germany Year Zero is a radical and tough film that leaves no one untouched. This film continues to resonate with me, seemingly still retaining all its relevance today, as if to remind us that ideological drifts that lead to horror are always possible.

– Pierre-François Sauter

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Information

Regisseur

Roberto Rossellini

Cast

Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger, Erich Gühne

Produzent

Salvo D'Angelo, Roberto Rossellini, Alfredo Guarini

Kamera

Robert Juillard

Musik

Renzo Rossellini

Drehbuch

Roberto Rossellini

Montage

Eraldo Da Roma

Produktion

Tevere Film

SAFDI

Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)

Deutsche Film (DEFA)

Internationaler Vertrieb

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