Kuhle Wampe | Chicago Reader

Kuhle Wampe

A rhapsodic declaration of faith in communism, this German feature by screenwriter Bertolt Brecht and director Slatan Dudow was released in 1932 but banned a few months later, after Hitler came to power. Playing off documentary footage, Dudow and Brecht track the fortunes of a German family, arguing for solidarity among workers and wholesale rejection of both Nazism and social democracy in favor of a joyous communitarianism. In German with subtitles. 71 min.

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