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Die Legende von Paul und Paula (in German)

Hosted by the Consul of the The Hague Language Exchange Group
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Took place 1 week 4 days ago
Thu 10 Jan 19:30 - 21:30

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Let's watch Die Legende von Paul und Paula (English: The Legend of Paul and Paula) Today it is considered one of the best-known East German films.

The film is a Protected content East German film directed by Heiner Carow. A novel by Ulrich Plenzdorf. Due to the film's political overtones it was apparently almost not released.

The film will be in German, probably without German subtitles. It will be shown in a living room or rather library atmosphere (screen & beamer), there will be drinks after the film. I would recommend a good level of German to enjoy the film and a chat in German afterwards. English is not really spoken at the library. Tickets are 6.00 Euro, to be bought at the door. If you have question please contact me.

Plot: Paul is a minor bureaucrat in East Berlin, where he lives with his wife and their son in a modern high-rise apartment building. While he is well educated and professionally ambitious, he is generally bored with his life. He cannot relate to his unsophisticated wife, who is repeatedly unfaithful, even bringing men home to their apartment when Paul is away. Paula, a grocery store cashier and single mother of two, lives in a run-down, prewar building directly across from Paul's modern high-rise. Having thrown out her philandering live-in lover (and father of her younger child), she is seeking more happiness in her tedious life.