Germania anno zero / Germany Year Zero

TitleGermania anno zero / Germany Year Zero
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1948
AuthorsRossellini, Roberto
Running Time1h 18min
Date Released09/19/1948
DistributorG.D.B. Film
Publication LanguageGerman, English, French

In this classic film of Italian neorealism, director Roberto Rossellini uses childhood to explore the morality of war. In the devastated remains of post-war Germany, 12-year-old Edmund (Edmund Moeschke) lives with his family and five other families in a battered apartment. His brother, a former Nazi, evades the police hiding there, while his sister walks the streets. As his father (Ernst Pittschau) remains too ill to help them, it falls to Edmund to provide for the family by dealing with the black market. Growing desperate, Edmund allows a former schoolteacher to offer his help and some unusual advice. Germany Year Zero is the third part of Rosellini's war trilogy, which includes Paisan (1946), and Rome, Open City (1945).

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