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The German Club Presents: Das Wunder von Bern

Event Start DateTuesday, November 27, 2012
KIPJ 214
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CostCost: Free

German filmmaker and former professional footballer (read: soccer player) Sönke Wortmann directs the family sports drama Das Wunder von Bern (The Miracle of Bern). The title is in reference to the unexpected German victory over the Hungarians at the 1954 World Cup in Bern, Switzerland. In the working-class Ruhr region of West Germany, the Lubanski family eagerly awaits husband and father Richard to be released from the Soviet POW camp. During his absence, mother Christa and daughter Ingrid have started up their own business, while son Matthias has developed an interest in soccer. He idolizes local player Helmut Rahn, but his father doesn't approve of it. Meanwhile, sports journalist Paul Ackermann heads to Switzerland to cover the World Cup events. The finale at the climactic soccer game was re-created with professional players from the German Football Liga along with a 3-D stadium and CGI crowd. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Sponsored by the German Club.  German w/English subtitles.  Watch the trailer.

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