April 19-29, 2018

Synopsis

It’s 1946 in Frankfurt, just after World War II. David Bermann and his Jewish friends have seen the horrors of the Nazi regime, survived them, and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they raise the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in enchanting stories! Bermann and his sales team, all entertainers by trade, go from home to home, tailoring their sales pitch to one unwitting housewife after another until they each have heard an offer they simply can’t resist. Business flourishes, and soon a bright new future can be seen in the horizon.

Just as America seems within their reach, however, questions about Bermann‘s past start to catch up with him. Why does he have two passports? What truth is there to rumors about visits to Hitler‘s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis? A smart and uncompromising US officer refuses to close the interrogation, deteremined to get to the heart of Bermann‘s wartime memories. Sara matches his quick wit with iron severity, but despite the loose threads in his story that threaten to unravel everything, it becomes increasingly difficult for even her to escape his charm.

–Christopher Holmes

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