Event

Title: The Holocaust in Film Series: The Murderers Are Among Us
Calendar: Department of History Calendar
Date: 03.02.2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL, United States
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What: The Holocaust in Film Series: The Murderers Are Among Us, Discussion led by Dr. Andrew Demshuk, UAB
When: Sunday, March 2, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook
Price: Free
Contact: (205) 445-1121

Made in crumbling, bomb-scarred East Berlin in 1946, Wolfgang Staudte’s "Murderers" is not only Germany’s first postwar production but a haunting film of disillusionment and atonement. The film’s stark power comes from the unlikely bond that develops between Susanne, a camp survivor who craves normalcy, and hard-drinking, guilt-ridden Hans, who cannot return to his medical practice because he no longer believes humanity is worth the effort of sparing. Filmed in an expressionistic style, this film powerfully dramatizes the rebirth of hope amid literal ruins, human and otherwise.

Discussion led by Dr. Andrew Demshuk, UAB

85 min | BW | English Subtitles| Not Rated
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