SKU 5531

DER AUFENTHALT (The Turning Point) (1983) * with switchable English subtitles *

Frank Beyer Writers: Hermann Kant (novel), Wolfgang Kohlhaase | 1 more credit » Stars: Sylvester Groth, Fred Düren, Matthias Günther

Mark Niebuhr, formerly a rifleman in an infantry battalion, arrives at a train station in Warsaw as a POW in October 1945. Spotting him, a Polish women believes him to be the SS officer who murdered her daughter. Without being told why, he's separated from the other POWs and thrown in to solitary confinement. An investigation into his wartime activities is conducted by a young Polish lieutenant the same age as Mark. After four months, Mark is put into a cell with Poles who have nothing but hatred for him. He is put to work in the ruins of Warsaw clearing away the most dangerous, collapsing walls. While doing so, he rescues a child, breaking his arm in the process. While at the hospital to recover from the injury, her learns of the murder investigation against him, which has been kept secret all this time. When he's finally released from the hospital, he's transferred to a cell containing only German prisoners. It is here that the old hierarchy and fascist spirit reign supreme and Mark's eyes are opened to what the war really was about for these men.

DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 97 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!


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