Dir. Sam Garbarski
(102 min, Germany, 2017)
German with English subtitles
Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) and his Jewish friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories!
The six talented entertainers go from home to home, using outlandish shenanigans, absurd ploys and flat out chutzpah to convince German housewives to buy their irresistible wares. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon.
But questions about Bermann‘s past catch up with him. Why does he have two passports? What about his visit to Hitler‘s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis? The uncompromising US officer Sara Simon (Antje Traue) refuses to close the interrogation.
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