Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. After that summer and the election of Hitler, things change as anti-semitism gains fervor. After the core of the film deals with that era, the film flashes to the present and the Jewish man now returns to his boyhood home and seeks his old friend with some surprises.
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Did You Know?
Schatzberg was very upset with the first cut of the movie, describing it as "terrible". It didn't look like "anything". But he knew he had enough raw footage, and in the end the movie was "rewritten in the editing room". See more
In 1932, Germany used the same flag it uses today. That flag was used 1848-1852, 1919-1933, and 1950-present. See more
Count Konradin von Lohenburg
I believe in Hitler. I met him in Munich recently. He really impressed me. He is totally sincere. He has such... he has true passion. I think he can save our country. He is our only hope.