1998. Germany. Andreas Dresen. 104 min.
Monday, November 12, 2007, 8:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1998. Germany. Written and directed by Andreas Dresen. With Meriam Abbas, Michael Gwisdek, Susanne Bormann. Dresen, well known to MoMA audiences for The Policewoman (2000), Grill Point (2001), Willenbrock (2005), and Summer in Berlin (2006), also made this key Berlin film, a dry comedy that takes place one memorable night in June 1996. Six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope John Paul II visits the city, and some people—the rich, the homeless, and those who want to ignore the historic event—are inconvenienced. In German; English subtitles. 104 min.