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Walter Kaufmann: What A Life!

Walter Kaufmann, born in 1924, escaped to England with the Kindertransport and became a travel writer in the GDR thanks to his Australian passport: his journeys took him from Hiroshima to the US civil rights movement, the Cuban revolution, and ...

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Walter Kaufmann's life journey, taking him from Great Britain, Australia, Cuba, and the USA to East Germany, is akin to that of a character in a novel. He wrote successful novels and reports, witnessed the events of the 20th century, travelled half of the world and remained both political and recalcitrant until his death. This haunting portrait of a witness to history reflects on world history from a personal perspective.
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Susanne Stern

Credits

Original title: Walter Kaufmann: Welch ein Leben! – What A Life
Deutschland 2021, 101 min
Genre: Documentary, Porträt
Director: Karin Kaper, Dirk Szuszies
DOP: Tobias Rahm, Dirk Szuszies
Music: Benedikt Schiefer
Distributor: Karin Kaper Film
FSK: 12
Release: 30.09.2021

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Screenings

  • OV Original version
  • OmU Original with German subtitles
  • OmeU Original with English subtitles

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