Germany, Year Zero

A long opening tracking shot through Berlin's ruins under the Occupation in 1945 is both documentary and a hallucinatory voyage through a stone age city, the perfect illustration that realist film can also forge fantasy. It sparks against the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who works the black market, sells Hitler souvenirs for chewing-gum, and who will kill his sick father out of naïve mercy and regard for the whisperings of his old Nazi teacher. A horror movie that declines to tease. DMacp.

Release details

Duration: 74 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Screenwriter: Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpet
Cast: Edmund Moeschke
Werner Pittschau
Barbara Hintz
Franz Krüger
Erich Gühne
Alexandra Manys
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