category Political Animals




Romanian, English

Original Title

Ein Deutsches Leben

full program

16 March, 20:30, Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

17 March, 21:00, Studioul HORIA BERNEA Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului


You cannot see the face of Brunhilde Pomsel, a centenarian scarred by deep wrinkles filmed in unforgiving black-and-white, without asking yourself: “What would I have done in similar circumstances?” This is the fundamental question around which this formally austere yet fascinating film revolves. The elegant Brunhilde Pomsel came to be the secretary of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, in a series of events that illustrate what Hannah Arendt called “the banality of evil”: a combination of passivity, ignorance, cowardice, and concern for material comfort. This lucid interview punctuated by respectfully unfiltered archival footage is now less about Europe’s past than about its increasingly likely political future. 

awards and festivals

2017 - DocPoint, Finland 

2016 - Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary 
2016 - Doclisboa, Portugal 
2016 - Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel 
2016 - Filmfest München, Germany 
2016 - Visions du Réel, Switzerland