Germany, Year Zero


Time Out says

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

74 mins

Cast and crew

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