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Whitby Film Society presents “Alone In Berlin”
12 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6
“Alone in Berlin” English Cert 12a
Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson play the Quangels, the dour, unhappy couple who channel their misery at the death of their son into small acts of subversion in this adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel. These take the form of postcard messages, with slogans such as “Mother! The Führer has murdered my son!” and “Hitler’s war is the worker’s death!” Laboriously handwritten – with gloves on – and then dropped at random points around Berlin, the cards are meant to act as tiny pieces of revolutionary grit, whose sentiments will hopefully clog up the Nazi “war machine”. The police are quickly on their track, as almost all the cards are immediately handed in to the authorities. Even so, the Quangels manage to get over 250 messages out before they are finally arrested.
Doors open: 7.15p.m.
Film starts: 7.45p.m.
Light refreshments available