German Cinema Series 2017-18: Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (The Adventures of Werner Holt)

06/03/2018, 18:30 - 20:30


A film screening of Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (The Adventures of Werner Holt), as part of the German Cinema Series 2017-18.

Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler’s army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier but at the front, Werner begins to understand the senselessness of war. When Gilbert is hanged by the SS, Werner turns his gun on his own army. This film, based on Dieter Noll’s novel, is a political and artistic masterpiece. Its fresh and surprising frankness about the toll war takes on youth found great public resonance after the film’s release.

This film has English subtitles (Germany, 1965, 164 minutes).

Especially recommended for staff and students interested in German history, particularly German History and Culture and the German Democratic Republic.

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2.18, School of Modern Languages
66a Park Place
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German Cinema Series