102 Minutes / German / English
In BYE BYE GERMANY, a brisk, polished drama tempered with bittersweet humor, a defiant Holocaust survivor looks to strike it rich in postwar Frankfurt. Though haunted by his family’s murder at Auschwitz, hustler David Bermann is determined to eke out a living in his battle-scarred homeland. He recruits Jewish traveling salesmen to a shady scheme, selling overpriced linens door-to-door to guilt-ridden Germans. Meantime, he faces interrogation by an American military intelligence officer about his past as an alleged Nazi collaborator. This fresh historical perspective is an engaging salute to European Jews who chose to tough out painful memories to reclaim their lives.