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Es war einmal in Deutschland...

Es war einmal in Deutschland... is a movie starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, and Tim Seyfi. David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need...

Other Titles
Bye Bye Germany, Lehitraot Germania, Bye Bye Alemanha, Farvel til Tyskland, Det var en gång i Tyskland..., Es war einmal in Deutschland, Elveda Almanya, Volt egyszer egy Németország
Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Comedy, Drama, War
Director
Sam Garbarski
Writer
Sam Garbarski, Michel Bergmann, Michel Bergmann
Actors
Mark Ivanir, Antje Traue, Moritz Bleibtreu, Tim Seyfi
Country
Germany, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.

Comments about comedy «Es war einmal in Deutschland...» (16)

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Johnny

The basic idea of this film is brilliant: it is an adaptation of "War and Peace" (1954), by W.B. Yeats, a German writer, historian and poet. And it is certainly better than the two aforementioned adaptations, which are among the most anti-German productions ever produced by Hollywood. Here, the title character, Sir Tom Jones (Ralph Richardson), is a very good, and very funny, Englishman, with a life on the stage, who is "rescued" by a Jewish woman (Helen Mirren), who teaches him the mysteries of "family life" and also teaches him how to love and be loved. But the plot doesn't last too long, and the last scenes, which really take us back to the original story, is too slow and too dull. It seems to me that "Saving Private Ryan" has been made for the benefit of American audiences, and not for the benefit of the German audience. Here's the problem: the American audience doesn't like to be told what is going on. The German audience, on the other hand, would probably like to know more about what is going on. But the American audience is made to see a lot of war scenes that aren't very well done. You are forced to take the movie seriously, and that's a problem. To be more specific: the "Harry Potter" movie, and the "Lord of the Rings" movies, have been made in the past few years for the benefit of the American audience. It is clear that American audiences do not like to be told what is going on, and it is obvious that they don't like to be made to feel like fools by movies that aren't real. In the case of "Saving Private Ryan," the American audience is made to feel like a fool, and that's a shame. "Saving Private Ryan" is a good movie, but it isn't the best. It's definitely worth seeing, but not a very good movie.

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John D.

I just came across this film again on DVD, and thought it was excellent. The characters and the relationships in this movie are very human and believable. The end of the movie has many other twists, and I think it is worth the price of the DVD. The only negative comment I could make is that I think the film is too long. However, if you like WW2 films and don't mind a few additional minutes, you'll probably enjoy this one.

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Laura V.

Schindler's List was a movie that seemed to be solely focused on the Holocaust, but on it's own it was a brilliant film. I have to say though that this is a very different movie. It has some great moments, and while the Holocaust is the main focus, it has some very human and touching moments. I don't think I can ever really talk about the Holocaust without talking about Schindler's List. I think the Holocaust is the greatest horror of all times, and for me the Holocaust was the most important film of all times. This is the movie that changed my life. This is the movie that taught me that this is how people treated Jews in Europe. I would recommend this movie to anyone, regardless of political beliefs. I give this movie a 10 out of 10.

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Megan C.

I had the pleasure of watching this movie last night. I was expecting a slow movie, with some heavy, long scenes. I was very surprised to find a very entertaining movie, full of laughs, with a great sense of the German character, and the director's talent. The film was very well written, with a great sense of humor. I also enjoyed the direction of the film, with a lot of black and white scenes. It is a shame that this movie was not shown in a theater, because it was very entertaining, and a must-see. My rating for this movie is 9/10.

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Tyler

I went to the cinema with my girlfriend on my 18th birthday and she loved it, and I still love it. The war was not depicted as a gigantic ball of destruction, but as a raging tempest, with everyone getting killed or taken prisoner. A movie about a small town that is a very important part of the war, but very little is told about it, the city is portrayed as a war zone. The movie ends with the city being completely destroyed and the inhabitants trying to rebuild. The only thing left is a burnt out car and the now-obsolete supermarket. The problem with this movie is that I don't know how to evaluate it, it is not really a film, and I am not a real film critic. As for the director and the cast, they are excellent. I would like to see more films like this, it was truly a great achievement for the director, who shows great talent.

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Matthew

I don't know why people say this film is stupid, it's a German film that's for sure, and the storyline is quite similar to the American movie "Das Boot". The actors are all German, except for Dieter Unger, the German actor who played Benito - well, he's in "The Chronicles of Narnia" now, that's a different matter. The director, Christoph Dennert, shot the film in German as well, so people could understand it. But the overall effect is pretty good. If you are in Germany, don't miss it. The local people are really nice, and the dialogues are very realistic. You should see this film. The movie isn't very long, and you have time to think about what is happening. The biggest flaw of this film is the pacing. In one scene, the protagonist, Dieter Unger, shows us a lot of lines in a very short time. He gets more and more confused and he does stupid things, which don't make any sense. This is not the director's fault, though. The German actors can't act their way out of a wet paper bag. But apart from that, this is a very good film.

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Carl Spencer

While at the age of 9 I remember seeing the movie "The World of the Gerstons", this was the first movie I had seen that took place on the western front of WW2. It's a good movie, with great scenery and some scenes of brutality, but nothing that was shocking. It's all in the name of entertainment. But the point of the movie is that the Germans were actually wrong. The reason why this is a good movie is because it shows the Germans were all hypocrites and very gullible. This is why the movie is very true and very sad. I think if they would have had a more realistic plot then this movie would have gotten a lot more attention and that is a pity. But, they had to do what they had to do and they succeeded in this movie. Anyway, if you want to see a good movie then this is the one. 7/10.

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Anthony Rose

The movie portrays the life of a man who wants to be a doctor and a woman who wants to be a housewife. The couple is both in the middle of a war and so the couple is in danger. The one who does not want to be a doctor is afraid of getting involved in the war. The other one wants to be a housewife and to be close to her family. They both have to hide their weakness. Both of them are in danger. This movie has a very good message. The movie is very well written. The acting is very good. All the characters have a strong and believable personality. It is a very good movie to watch.

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Joshua

I saw this movie at the film festival in Munich, Germany. I must admit, that I am not very well acquainted with the German language, but this movie was absolutely wonderful. The movie was told in a very realistic way. The director was able to show the humanity of the Germans. The story of the Americans and the Germans was very realistic. The director used a very good script and the acting was also good. This movie has a very good message about the humanity of the Germans. The director did a great job. I think this is a great movie. I think it is a must see for all German and American movie lovers.

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Evelyn

So I am not a fan of many movies, but this is a really great movie! It is really sad to see the situation in Germany and in Germany that was at that time! You see a lot of characters, the cinematography is great and I really liked it. It was a movie that I will recommend to everyone! I will recommend this movie to everyone. This is a great movie, it is really sad but really good! I will recommend it to everyone. Great movie!

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Rachel Palmer

This is a very entertaining film. The actors are excellent, the camera work is excellent, the writing is excellent. The other way of watching it is by being a simple viewer and not being influenced by the dialogue or the setting. In this way it is a very enjoyable film. It is a bit too long and doesn't have any real climax, but then, how could it? The only downside is that it ends. It would have been more interesting if it had a few more chapters.

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James Dunn

It is now one of my favorite films. I liked it a lot. There are also some other aspects to the movie, but you don't need to know that to enjoy the film. To me it is a mix of political and realistic movies. I think the plot is really well explained, although some scenes are very hard to understand at first, but after a while you will get it. I thought the film is very well-made. It is a very interesting and realistic movie, with an excellent cast. Some scenes are hard to watch because of the technical aspects, but this is nothing that would take away from the story. I really liked the music of the film. It is well-crafted and suits the film very well. I don't understand why some critics didn't like it. It seems that they just didn't get it. It seems like this movie has been written by some people who aren't very serious about cinema, and who wanted to make a political movie. However, this is not the case, because there are many good elements in this movie that is suitable for everyone. For example, it has a good cast, very good action scenes and good directing. And it has a very strong message. I would say that it is very important to get this message across to the people who are watching the film. I think that many people are used to movies which have a message, and don't need to see a political movie to see the message. The message is something that everyone should see, so I think this movie is very good for everybody. It shows what's really going on in the world today and it shows the things that are happening in Germany today. I think that this movie is a great film to watch, especially if you like politics, or you just want to watch a good movie. I recommend this movie to anyone, not just for those who are political, but also for anyone who is interested in watching a good movie. I highly recommend this movie to everyone, and I give it an 8 out of 10. Thanks for reading, -Hendrik

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Howard Black

One of my favorite movies of the last few years. The film opens with an interview with the German Chancellor and it shows that the soldiers were in the right. The Germans also make a speech about the German people. This is a very good and witty film, so if you liked Schindler's List, you will like this. I was very surprised that the director of this movie was not known in Germany. I am sure that the Germans will love it. In the closing, the film shows that the Germans were so proud of their sacrifices and of their great accomplishments, that they didn't need to have anybody telling them the truth about their country. The Germans are the best at deception. This is a must see film.

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Joe V.

I can't really say anything about the film itself. It's a very good movie, very well made, and with an excellent cast. The film is really about the Germans. The German people are portrayed in a very realistic and realistic way. The film shows how the German people behaved during the war. I also like the way the film is filmed. The film is filmed with great care and care. The movie is shot in black and white, so that it is almost impossible to tell what is going on in the film. The film is a good film, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes good war movies.

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Christian

From the very first frames, you can tell how great this film is, but even with its humble origins, I can tell that it is not easy to get a hold of, at least not without the help of a movie database, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed, the soundtrack is one of the best, the plot is a little bit complicated, but it does not matter, as the film is based on a true story and you cannot help but feel a connection with the main character. The film is based on the true story of the 9/11 terrorists, who hijacked the planes of three airlines, landing them in the United States, intending to fly the planes over the U.S. and kill Americans on the ground. The terrorists were able to do this, despite the fact that they had been put on a watch list, meaning that they were unable to leave the country. The movie shows how they managed to evade the authorities and also how the people who were involved in this terror group ended up in the court. I really liked this movie, I can tell you that I saw it last year and I will probably see it again soon. I really recommend that you go and see this film, you will not regret it.

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Kelly M.

The acting was very good, the plot was very good and the cinematography was very good. I'm not a big fan of German movies but this one was really good. I like the German music and the scenes were very realistic. I like that the movie was set in Germany and the actors were all German actors. I also like the fact that they didn't make the movie about the war and instead showed the good side of the German people. The movie was very good and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good movie.