Sunday Matinee: Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier

summer.jpgPatty Bergen is a lovable yet vulnerable twelve-year-old girl living in a small Arkansas town during World War II. Although she is Jewish, Patty opens her heart to a German POW imprisoned in her town. As her relationship with Anton deepens, Patty risks losing her family and friends, and possibly even her freedom.

This powerful and moving made-for-TV 1978 film, with its uncompromising ending and Kristy Nichols’s superb acting, won several awards, including the Emmy.

Likened to the classic, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Bette Greene’s sensitive book and this must-see film are ‘standards’, taught and screened at many schools and used in workshops to highlight issues of stereo-typing, intolerance, and family dynamics.

Running Time: 100 minutes

Date: Sunday 27th April, 2008

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