- Original title
- Running time
- 108 min.
- Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Günter Neumann, Heinz Pauck (Novel: Hugo Hartung)
Richard Angst (B&W)
Johanna von Koczian,
Ingrid van Bergen,
Comedy. Drama | Satire
- Synopsis / Plot
- The movie explains Germany from 1913 until 1955 by example of two contrary characters: The idealistic journalist Hans (H.-J. Felmy) loses his work during the Third Reich, whereas opportunist Bruno (R. Graf) makes career to himself in the NSDAP party. After World War II ended, Bruno manages to be indispensable to the US administration and becomes a successful and well respected businessman, despite his Nazi-past. At the same time, Hans tries to earn a living on the countryside. But one day a time will come when both men will meet again.
: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: German Film Awards: Film Award in Silver
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