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German Film Series - Spring 2009: Post-Reunification Representations of Nazism in German Cinema

Wed, February 25, 2009 | BUR 337 Conference Room

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Directed by star director Volker Schlöndorff, this drama offers an unusual perspective on WWII. Falsely accused as a child molester, simple-minded Frenchman Abel Tiffauges (John Malkovich) is sent to the front and soon is captured. While serving as POW at Göring's hunting lodge, he is recruited by a Nazi elite boarding school. Catching boys from the area for the institution, he unwittingly becomes a servant of Nazism. As the Soviet Red Army advances upon the school, he eventually comes to understand the fatal effect of indoctrination on the youth …

FREE Admission, all films shown in German with English subtitles, unless indicated! Films are screened Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at BUR 337 (Conference Room)

Sponsored by: Department of Germanic Studies

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