European big 5

Bye Bye Germany

Es war einmal in Deutschland

Film info

  • Country:Njemačka, Luksemburg, Belgija
  • Director:Sam Garbarski
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:102'
  • Actors:Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, Tim Seyfi


Frankfurt, 1946. Jewish merchant David is trying to set up a business with friends who, like himself, narrowly escaped death. He wants to resume the traditional linen trade of his family who were all murdered in the Holocaust. He and his other self-appointed salesmen are making their way from door to door, using the most absurd of ploys to gain entrance and offer German housewives their finest bed linen (their experiences provide a picture of the immediate post-war period from a Jewish perspective). David – who, thanks to his talent for comedy, survived the Holocaust by entertaining the Nazis – is faced with set of questions as special agent Sarah Simon investigates his past. She wants to know why he has two passports, and what he was doing visiting Adolf Hitler at Obersalzberg...

Sam Garbarski was born in Munich, Germany in 1948, but he currently lives in Belgium. He founded the advertising agency Garbarski Euro RSCG, for which he has directed over 50 commercials. In 1997 he began making short films which were followed, in 2003, by his debut feature Le Tango des Raschevski. His second feature film Irina Palm screened in Competition at the Berlinale, became a favourite with the public and won the Italian David di Donatello award for Best European Film.

Screening schedule

  • 24.08.2017.

    Valpovo culture center

  • 25.08.2017.

    Danubian sand island

  • 25.08.2017.

    Borovo theatre


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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