VdR On Tour | A German Life

Starting 10 May, A GERMAN LIFE is out in 6 French-speaking Swiss cinemas. A stunning film presented as a world premiere at Visions du Réel 2016.


Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer, Roland Schrotthofer, Olaf S. Müller
Austria, 2016, 113'
World premiere at Visions du Réel 2016

From 1942 until the end of the war, Brunhilde Pomsel worked as a stenographer for the Nazi regime’s minister for propaganda Joseph Goebbels. The last living witness to have known the machinery of Nazi power from the inside and now 104 years old, here she tells her story framed by a simple film device. Her face in close up brings the audience face to face with history, and with themselves. Her speech is at the centre, intercut with archive films which weave, through fragments, a web of the discourse in force in the 1930s.


Visions du Réel On Tour accompanies the cinema distribution of the film, starting 10 May 2017 in the following French-speaking Swiss cinemas: