Germania Anno Zero (Germany Year Zero) (1947)
Average Rating: 9.2/10
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Release Date: Sep 19, 1949 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
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In the third and final film of Rossellini's WWII trilogy, the director shifts his focus from his native Italy to the bombed-out ruins of Berlin, where 12-year-old Edmund Koehler struggles for survival. Among the nine people he lives with are: a father, who is suffering from malnutrition and a fatal illness; a brother, who is a former Nazi soldier hiding to avoid arrest; and a sister, who has turned to prostitution. Scouring the rubble-strewn city for food, money, and cigarettes, he comes upon a
Sep 19, 1949 Wide
May 2, 2005
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Even if you don't entirely buy into the final moments (which I didn't), they do little to lessen the power and profundity of the film's overall message about what a world at war does to those caught in the crossfire
Though war has ended, ideology endures. Carpet bombing cant bury a generation of poisonous lies.
A horror movie in the manner of a neo-realist film, where fantasy mixes with reality.
Quickly makes you forget its soapbox agenda and delves into a deeply felt story so powerful it hurts.
Fantástico drama sobre a situação do pós-guerra, cria um personagem verossímil e sua tragédia ilustra com dor o que era viver na Alemanha naquela época.
There's rarely a shot that doesn't portray the utter hopelesness of Edmund's situation, and it makes his eventual fate feel almost inevitable, if no less wrenching as a result.
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