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Ein deutsches Leben
A German Life
Olaf S. Müller,
Serving as Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels´ stenographer, Brunhilde Pomsel got closer to the Nazi center of power than anyone alive. From 1942 on, she worked closely with Hitler’s agitator and seducer of the masses. Her personal journey into the past leads to the disturbing question: how reliable is my own moral compass?
|Running time:||113 min|
|Director(s):||Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer|
|Cinematographer(s):||Frank van Vught, Davor Marinkovic|
|Producers:||Christian Krönes, Roland Schrotthofer|
September 20, 2019Nyon 2016 (Competition)
Visions du réel – Nyon: A GERMAN LIFE in competition
Today aged 105, Brunhilde Pomsel used to work as secretary for the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. A GERMAN LIFE, contender at the international competition at Nyon (April 15 – 23), encounters a fascinating lady of advanced age and takes a grippng look back at an unpolitical life.
«You can't get away from her perspective.»
Brunhilde Pomsel, 103 years old when the film was made, was the secretary of Joseph Goebbels. The documentary film A GERMAN LIFE by Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer and Olaf S. Müller presents this unique witness of the 20th century at Nyon – Visions du Réel.
A GERMAN LIFE is part of the EFA Documentary Selection 2016
A GERMAN LIFE is among the 15 European documentaries recommended for nomination for the European Film Award 2016 by the ten most renowned European documentary festivals.A GERMAN LIFE by Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer and Olaf S. Müller is the portrait of a unique witness of the 20th century – 105-year-old Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary of Joseph Goebbles, during the Nazi regime.
«...a haunting, ever-timely reminder»
...wrote the Los Angeles Times about A GERMAN LIFE by Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer theatrically released in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Town Center 5 on November 10. This portrait of a unique witness of the 20th century is also among the 170 entries to the Oscar race for Best Documentary.
A GERMAN LIFE on stage in London
A GERMAN LIFE, Brunhilde Pomsel’s compelling testimony about her youth and time as Joseph Goebbels’ secretary in the core of the Nazi power apparatus has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Hampton. The LONDON Bridge Theatre will be presenting the piece starring MAGGIE SMITH from April 6 to May 11, 2019.