At the Fountainhead (of German Strength) (1980)


A rich and challenging account of the experiences of a German Jewish musician who settled in Britain to escape Nazi persecution. Two of his friends are being sued by a former SS Kommandant, who denies their accusation that he was responsible for the genocide of 300 Belgians. Documentary interviews and archive footage merge with dramatised scenes to create a new way of representing history and memory.

Directors: Nick Burton, Anthea Kennedy.
Writers: Nick Burton, Anthea Kennedy.
Stars: Paul Geoffrey, Michael Mellinger, Val Kennedy, Brigitte Kahn, Frederick Jaeger, Stacey Tendeter, Alister Cameron, Steve Kane, David Shawyer, Milos Kirek, Tom Kelly, Wolf Kahler, Michael Wolf, John Oxley, Francis Batsoni, John Taylor, Reg Lloyd, Marie Collett, Olly Hoeben, Louis Sheldon, Yona Gailet, John Price.
Cinematographer: Patrick Duval.
Composer: Benedict Mason.

English subtitles are available for this film, to enable them on the video player click on the cogwheel, click on the last option (субтитры), and finally, choose between regular (“EN”) or SDH subtitles.


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One Comment

  1. Jon W.
    September 16, 2023

    Let’s just not comment things like that, Barton, please, not the first one of this kind that I upload btw, and BFI stuff is strictly geo restricted for UK users only 😉

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