My German Friend

my german friend MY GERMAN FRIEND Original title : El amigo aleman Director : Jeanine Meerapfel

Cast : Max Riemelt, Benjamin Sadler, Celeste Cid, Hartmut Becker…

Production year: 2012

Origin: Germany

Language: German

Genre: Drama / Romance

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Argentina, in the middle fifties. Sulamit is the daughter of German-Jewish refugees. Friedrich is the son of German-Nazis refugees. Both children are closely friends as times goes by between the fall of Peron’s Government in 1955 and the years of prison, torture and death in Argentina since 1976 to 1983. The children grow up and go to Germany, both get involved in the political struggles of 1968 and Friedrich, who always rejected the Nazi past of his father, becomes a left winged militant and decides to come back to Argentina to fight against the Military Government.
  • A beautiful love story between opposites.
  • By the intertwining threads of the love story, the History of Argentina and the political background of the 60’s, it can recall highly praised Marco Tullio Giordana’s THE BEST OF YOUTH.
  • Filmmaker Jeanine Meerapfel has won numerous awards before : Peace Film award and Interfilm Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and two awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
  • Rising star and german actor Max Riemelt was in Denis Gansel THE WAVE, Barbet Schroeder’s AMNESIA and Wachowski’s SENSE8 (TV Series).