Final Day! Thursday, February 6
- Part 1 at 1:00, Part 2 at 3:30
- NOTE: To follow the narrative, one must see parts one and two sequentially.
$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular
DIRECTED BY PHILIPP KADELBACH
WRITTEN BY STEFAN KOLDITZ
There is a single admission charge for both parts. To follow the narrative, one must see the film consecutively; however, vouchers for free admission to PART 2 will be distributed if you wish to return at another time.
Berlin, 1941: Five young Germans gather to celebrate their friendship and bid one another farewell. GENERATION WAR, a remarkable two-part epic that follows their lives through 1945, was a popular sensation in Germany (there appropriately titled, OUR MOTHERS, OUR FATHERS) seen by more than 7 million. Its story sparked passionate debate about personal responsibility and the relative guilt of ordinary people for Nazi attrocities: Two brothers become Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front; a third man – a Jew – faces deportation to the camps and abuse by Polish partisans. Both women are profoundly compromised: one as an army nurse, another while trying to advance her career as “the next Marlene Dietrich.” A superb ensemble cast makes the fate of each of these characters essential, gripping drama -- as relevant today as 70 years ago.
Presented with support from the Joan S. Constantiner Fund for Jewish and Holocaust Film
GERMANY • 2013 • PART 1: 131 MINS. / PART 2: 148 MINS. • IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
MUSIC BOX FILMS
NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host a panel discussion of GENERATION WAR
on Monday, January 27th at 6:30pm. Details here.