20 November 2018 Published in Events

Ernst Lubitsch's film 'To Be or Not to Be'

Scene from the film 'To Be or Not to Be'
Scene from the film 'To Be or Not to Be'
Type: Film
Date: November 22nd, 2018
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Subiaco cinema in Freudenstadt

Opposing Nazi terror with humor – Ernst Lubitsch shows how.

In his film 'To Be or Not to Be' from the end of 1941/beginning of 1942, a troupe of actors from Warsaw, using various disguises, attempt to outwit the German Nazi occupiers.

Hellmut Karasek wrote about this anti-Nazi comedy in 'Spiegel' magazine in 1984: "The European emigrant (Ernst Lubitsch) created the most perfect Hollywood comedy of all - with the exception, perhaps, of Chaplin's 'the Great Dictator' - a mixture of frivolity and morality, of political wit and decadence. In it, situations are so often reversed and mirrored that the very bottom becomes the very top. By using a false Hitler the film captures the real Hitler so brilliantly, as he could never have been."

The committee of the Rexingen Synagogue Association wishes to warmly recommend this wonderful film. It is part of a series of events entitled Festi-Wall – in favour of peaceful cooperation –  which promotes a culture of diversity. All events take place in the Northern Black Forest up to the end of November, with concerts, exhibitions, plays, discussions, etc.

Admission: 5 Euro
Address: Promenadenplatz 1, 72250 Freudenstadt