WELCOME TO GERMANY (September 20)
Directed by Simon Verhoeven (Germany), 2016
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm
Introduced by Steffen Kaupp, Executive Resident Director, Notre Dame Berlin Programs
A comedy about a retired schoolteacher's decision to offer her home in Munich to a refugee from Nigeria. Verhoeven's film was a box-office hit in Germany in 2016, in the middle of Germany's influx of refugees from the Middle East. Featuring some of Germany's biggest stars, the film shows how the arrival of one refugee, played by Belgian actor Eric Kabongo, sets off a series of crises and clashes in home, neighborhood, and nation.