Martin Goldsmith never knew what really had happened to his parents Georg and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. As he confronts his father over a long weekend, we are brought back to the complex 1930s, when his parents were young musicians in a bizarre organisation – Jüdischer Kulturbund. Here, at the mercy of Joseph Goebbels, they devoted their youth to music until they escaped at the very last minute. They were courageous Jewish musicians who struggled to perform under difficult circumstances and yet found time to fall in love in a country bent on destroying them. Martin Goldsmith himself is the unseen interviewer and a vulnerable Bruno Ganz his father in his final role.
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Germany, Jews, Persecution of the Jews, Family history, Families, Traumas, Musicians, Culture, Jewish Cultural League, The, Escape, 1930-1939
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World premiere at IDFA 2019. Anders Østergaard is renowned for 'The Magus' (1999), 'Tintin and Me' (2004) and Oscar nominee 'Burma VJ' (2008). His most recent film is '1989' (2014) about the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.
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