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BERLIN 36

Kaspar Heidelbach

Among the many films dealing with the Third Reich are some recent titles that look at the impact of the regime on individuals’ lives. This story concerns the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, which Hitler regarded as an opportunity to promote an idea of racial supremacy. But under threat of international boycott, Jewish athletes were allowed to try for places on the teams. Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann must compete against the authorities’ choice, Marie, who is in fact a man. An unlikely friendship strikes up between the two athletes as they find themselves for very different reasons on the outside.

Age Recommendation 15+

This is screening as part of the 2014 Spring/Summer IFI school’s programme

also showing at
Sligo, The Model Apr 30. Booking through The Model on 071 914 1405

Germany, 2011, Drama, 100min, English subtitles

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