Synopsis: A German-Jewish girl and the son of an exiled Nazi colonel form an enduring bond in Argentina in MY GERMAN FRIEND, an epic love story that distills 30 years of personal and political postwar history.
The film opens in 1950s Buenos Aires where Jews and Nazis, having fled Europe, are thrown together in a foreign land. As the children of affluent German emigrants, Sulamit Löwenstein (Celeste Cid) and Friedrich Burg (Max Riemelt) first meet as next door neighbors and become instant friends. Only later does Friedrich learn that his father was a high-ranking SS officer. Determined to break with his family, he moves to Germany to immerse himself in radical student politics. Sulamit follows and a romance briefly blossoms, but Friedrich’s commitment to political activism leaves no room for love. When he returns to Argentina to join an anti-government guerilla movement and disappears without a trace, Sulamit embarks on a search to find him, and heal her heart and the wounds of the past.
Partly based on people and events from her own life, German-Argentinian writer-director Jeanine Meerapfel delivers an intimate examination of a guilt-ridden generation seeking to escape the mistakes and legacy of their forbearers. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Patagonia, a talented cast, imaginative cinematography and a penetrating look at forces of the past come together for an unconventional love story you’ll not soon forget.
Type: DVD/Digital (iTunes, Amazon)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Genre: World Cinema/Drama
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Dolby Digital
Language: Spanish & German with English Subtitles
About Corinth Films Since 1977, Corinth Films has been distributing foreign and independent arthouse cinema to audiences in the US & Canada. Beginning with such classics as David Lynch's Eraserhead and Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, Corinth's more recent releases have included films by up-and-coming international directors such as Nadav Lapid and Mika Kaurismaki, as well as acclaimed longstanding auteurs such as Andrei Konchalovsky, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Edgar Reitz. As the film-viewing landscape changes, the desire for intellectually stimulating and entertaining films will not, and Corinth continues its mission to acquire and release undiscovered, international watch-worthy content. To discover and enjoy Corinth's film releases, visit www.corinthfilms.com.