Saviors in the Night

Directed by Ludi Boeken
Year: 2009
Country: Germany
Language: German and French with English subtitles

SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (Unter Bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried {named Menne} and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East. The film tells this story of survival with a sense for the absurd in daily life and not without the typical Westphalian humor.

Veronica Ferres
Armin Rohde

Directed by Ludi Boeken