Habermann

Directed by Juraj Herz
Corinth Films
2010
104 Minutes
Germany, Czech Republic
German
Drama
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Habermann is a stimulating film that raises awareness of a post World War II event that must never be forgotten – the brutal and horrific expulsion of ethnic Germans from the Sudetenland and other parts of Eastern Europe. A result of the resentment against Germans as Nazi sympathizers that are responsible for the war, millions of Germans that had been peacefully co-existing alongside Czechs were stripped of their land and possessions and forced in mass exodus back to German soil. Most of them were tortured, many were murdered; whether they had anything to do with the Nazis or not.

Based on the true story of August Habermann, a wealthy mill owner interested in neither politics nor ideology, the film portrays a brave man in his attempt to hold together his family and community as he is manipulated by malicious forces beyond his comprehension.

DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "[S]trong performances and an unwavering observation of inhumanity on all sides make “Habermann” a provocative film."
    Karsten Kastelan, The Hollywood Reporter

Awards & Recognition

Winner
Best Actor
Bavarian Film Festival
Official Selection
Best Director
Bavarian Film Festival