City to screen 50s German film

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Goethe Institute in Vietnam this month will screen a German post-war film from the 1950s to mark German Year in Vietnam.


After screening Anders als du und ich aka Das dritte Geschlecht (1957), known in English as Bewildered Youth, on September 7, there will be films spanning the decades shown every two months afterwards.


The film, directed by Veit Harlan, is about a young man in post-war Berlin who, along with a friend, begins to explore the underground world of gay clubs and electronic music. His family learns of his other life and does everything they can to set him straight.


Veit Harlan was a notorious filmmaker who created Nazi propaganda feature films during World War II.


The selected films show typical elements of German life. When they were released, they inspired many and contributed to the development of the country's film industry.


The first screening will last 90 minutes and will start at 7:30 p.m. on September 7 at the Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) at 31 Thai Van Lung Street.


There will be Vietnamese subtitles. Tickets are available at the institute for VND15,000 (US$0.77).



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