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Germany, Year Zero

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Original title
Germania, anno zero (Germany, Year Zero) aka
  • Germany Year Zero
Running time
74 min.
Italy Italy
Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Lizzani, Max Colpet (Idea: Basilio Franchina)
Renzo Rossellini
Robert Juillard (B&W)
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Co-production Italy-Germany-France; Tevere Film / Safdi / UGC
Drama | Childhood. II World War. Neorealism
Synopsis / Plot
Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War has to do all kinds of work and tricks to help his family in getting food and barely survive. One day he meets a man who used to be one of his teachers in school and hopes to get support from him, but the ideas of this man do not lead Edmund in a clearer or safer way of living...
1948: Locarno Film Festival: Gran Prix - Best Film, Best Screnplay (ex aequo)
1949: NBR - National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
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