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  • Starring: Mark Waschke, Hannah Herzsprung, Karel Roden, Ben Becker
  • Written By: Wolfgang Limmer
  • Distributed By: Corinth Films
  • Country: Germany
  • Language: German

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Habermann

Jewish | 2010 | 104 min.
Directed by: Juraj Herz

The saw mill owner Habermann is the biggest employer in his village and married to Jana, a young and beautiful Czech woman, who is half Jewish. Although Habermann is not interested in politics or ideology, he and his family will be steamrolled by the insanity of World War II. As he tries to save his wife, daughter and Czech workers from Nazi terror, he find himself facing his own tragedy in an unexpected way…

 

 Based on real events surrounding the expulsion of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovakia in 1945.

Critical Acclaim

Bavarian Film Award 2010 (Best Director & Best Actor)

Jewish Eye WFF Israel 2010 (Best Feature Film)

Juliusza Burski Award 2011, Lubuskie IFF/Poland (Best Directing)

Danny Award 2011, New Hope IFF USA (Best Feature Film)

“…poignant performances, confident direction and an impressively sober sense of how the era's tragedy kept expanding exponentially.

-Nick Schager, Time Out New York

“A World War II melodrama with a hook, Habermann does a credible job of personalizing a period of the war largely unknown outside the Czech Republic.

 

-Mark Holcomb, Village Voice

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