Germany Year Zero

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Germany Year Zero

berlin, germany nazi post war child neo realism italian neo realism

Germany Year Zero

Release Date: December 01, 1948

Year    :   1948
Slogan    :   «The country is obliterated, the buildings are dilapidated and the people are desolated»
Genres    :   War, Drama
Production Companies    :   Produzione Salvo D'Angelo, Tevere Film, DEFA, SAFDI, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)
Director    :   Roberto Rossellini
Producers    :   Roberto Rossellini, Salvo D'Angelo
Writers    :   Roberto Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Amidei, Max Kolpé, Carlo Lizzani
RunTime    :   72 mins.

The final film in Rossellini's war film trilogy (the first two being Rome, Open City and Paisà). Germany Year Zero takes place in post-war Germany, unlike the others, which take place in German-occupied Rome and post-war Italy, respectively. The story follows a twelve-year-old boy, Edmund Kohler, who is mainly left to his own devices in order to survive and to help his family do the same.

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