Close Up

16 December 2017: Hans - A Young Man in Germany


Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
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Hans – A Young Man in Germany
Sohrab Shahid Saless
1985 | 148 min | Colour | Digital
Vivien Kristin Buchhorn & Nikolaus Perneczky in conversation

Adapted from Hans Frick’s 1977 auto-biographical novel The Blue Hour, Hans chronicles the last throes of the Third Reich as experienced by a young man marked as “Halbjude” by Nazi race laws. Shahid Saless’ characteristically unflinching eye dissects everyday life in Nazi Germany, showing a broad range of “ordinary” behaviours – downright denunciations, small gestures of solidarity, inner emigration – without exculpating anyone. The end of the war is imminent, but when the Gestapo ring at his door, Hans must escape to the countryside.

Part of Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles

Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles is curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Nikolaus Perneczky in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and in collaboration with the Munich Film Museum. With support from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University (London), Iran Heritage Foundation (London) and Arts Council England. We would like to thank our partner venues Close-Up and the ICA.