Original title: (Rotation)
GDR, 1949, 84 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

Rotation portrays the story of an apolitical working-class family that nevertheless gets drawn into collusion with Nazi policies. The apolitical mechanic Hans Behnke considers joining the Nazi party to improve his financial standing. When he helps friends print resistance leaflets, however, his son, a member of the Hitler Youth, betrays him and he gets sent to prison. After the war, father and son meet again.

Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • Newsreels about the film
  • Interview with film historian Christiane Mückenberger
  • Time Line: Cold War 1945-1965
  • Photo Gallery


Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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