The Resource My german friend, Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, (videorecording)

My german friend, Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, (videorecording)

Label
My german friend
Title
My german friend
Statement of responsibility
Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • ger
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
After the war, Nazis and Jews alike fled to Argentina to escape war crime tribunals and the horrendous persecution of the past, respectively. Each brings with them an intense dislike of the other, trying their best to begin new lives, but the ghosts of the past sometimes never let go. Two families, one Jewish, and one German, live side by side. Sulamit, the pretty and energetic young daughter of a wealthy Jewish Marzipan factory owner, meets the young son, Friedrich, of the German family next door and takes a liking to him. The two become close friends, and Friedrich demonstrates his loyalty to Sulamit early on. As time goes by, Sulamit's family is struck by tragedy at the same time Argentina is engulfed in a coup d'état as Juan Perón is sent into exile. Sulamit, stricken by grief and confusion, finds solace in the arms of Friedrich, and Friedrich's family accepts her as one of their own. As time goes by, Friedrich and Sulamit maintain their friendship, which is constantly on the verge of becoming something more than neither of them expect. However, Friedrich makes a startling discovery of his dark family past that makes him restless, and channels his anger and energy into revolutionary political activities after arriving in Germany to study. Sulamit joins him in Germany after receiving an award to study there at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, and hopes to finally have a future with Friedrich, who becomes consumed with political revolutionary fervor as time goes on. He decides to return to Argentina to partake in the Argentinean Revolution, leaving a devastated Sulamit in Germany. She soon finds a new love and work, but cannot so easily forget about her German friend. Sulamit travels to Argentina to search for Friedrich, who is now imprisoned. She finally is able to make her way into the harsh prison, where she is allowed to spend a few precious moments with a Friedrich that she no longer recognizes. Friedrich, a transformed man, is eventually released and is able to find a noble profession in which to channel his energy, and resides himself to winning back Sulamit's heart
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Audio track in Spanish, German, with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Max Riemelt, Celeste Cid, Benjamin Sadler, Noemi Frenkel, Jean-Pierre Noher, Katja Alemann
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alemann, Katja
  • Cid, Celeste
  • Frenkel, Noemí
  • Noher, Jean Pierre
  • Riemelt, Max
  • Sadler, Benjamin
  • Corinth Films
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Argentina
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
My german friend, Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
av06219557
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896137001436
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CHV00125
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
av06219557
System details
DVD ; wide screen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
My german friend, Directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
av06219557
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
896137001436
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CHV00125
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
av06219557
System details
DVD ; wide screen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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