Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)

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In the depths of the Great Depression and in the waning days of the crumbling Weimar Republic, a poor Berlin youth is torn between loyalty to his unemployed Communist father and his ever-growing fascination to the Hitler Youth movement.


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Director:

Hans Steinhoff

Writers:

K.A. Schenzinger (novel), K.A. Schenzinger (screenplay), Bobby E. Lüthge

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5 May 2020 | mstr_bateman
7
| Nice movie
It's always refered to as a propaganda movie, and yes, technically it is. But the word propaganda didn't always have this automatic, negative connotation which it has today. Propaganda can educate, inspire, inform - or mislead. This film depicts the chaotic situation in Berlin during the interwar period pretty accurately. The division between patriotic and "international" leaning Germans, the communist agitators exploiting the miserable conditions of the working class to recruit new members, the red violence towards their nationalist adversaries. It's not a totally gloomy movie though and neither is it preachy in its politics. It's rather wholesome and nice to watch. And if you compare this film with the stuff that gets pumped out today, every contemporary movie should be called propaganda and certainly not in any positive sense.

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Release Date:

19 September 1933

Language

German


Country of Origin

Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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