Die Unberührbare

Die Unberührbare is the fascinating portrait of middle-aged leftist writer Hanna Flanders, an intellectual torn between her conflicting ideals and the new realities of a changing society. The character of Hanna is based on German author and Leninist, Gisela Elsner, who is also the mother of director Oskar Roehler.

Brief introduction and afterword to the movie by PhD Candidate Danielle Verena Kollig.

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The producers of the Oscar-winning drama THE LIVES OF OTHERS turn their attentions to comedy with this German film. FRIENDSHIP begins just as the Berlin Wall is about to fall. The new-found freedom in the former East Germany allows young Tom (Matthias Schweighöfer) and his friend Veit (Friedrich Mücke) to travel to San Francisco in search of Veit’s father, but they’re in for far more than they bargained for when they reach the States.

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Watch the two character’s English translations of German sayings