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Germany, Year Zero Out Of The Rubble: Berlin On Film

Festival of the Future City

Watershed  |  £5 – £8.50

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Made in 1948 and the final film in Roberto Rossellini’s war film trilogy, Germany Year, Zero takes place in Allied-occupied Germany.

Rossellini used mainly local, non-professional actors – as in many neo-realist films – and used locations in Berlin to highlight the reality of German defeat in its near total destruction in World War II.

The story of the human struggle for survival following the destruction of Nazism, which is perhaps the best example of the ‘rubble films’ to appear post-Second World War.

Introduction by Andrew Kelly, director of the Festival of the Future City.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Cast: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger, Erich Gühne 
PG / Italy / 78 mins / £8.50 (full) £5 (concession) + booking fee

This film screening is part of Out Of The Rubble: Berlin On Film, a series produced as part of the 2023 Festival of the Future City. The season looks at German cinema through the twentieth century. The season is presented with Watershed and South West Silents.


  • Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
  • There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
  • The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
  • The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
  • There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
  • There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.

Visit Watershed’s Access page for more information.

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