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How About Adolf? - Film Review (German Film Festival)

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What's in a name?
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The Australian premiere of How About Adolf? Der Vorname is part of the lineup for the 2019 German Film Festival. The festival will be screening movies in Palace cinemas in Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and the program has details of session times and venues. How About Adolf? has a running time of 91 minutes and was directed by Sönke Wortmann. The is in German with English subtitles and is based on a 2012 French box office hit What's In A Name?

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What should be a pleasant dinner get together of family and friends descends into a bitter dispute when Thomas (the brother of the hostess) reveals the given name (der Vorname) of his unborn son as Aldolf. Old rivalries, family secrets and revealing home truths are disclosed during the course of the evening and everyone has something to say. It is a social satire full of witty dialogue where the snobbish intellectual bully Stephan is involved in a battle of words and concepts with his economically successful prankster brother in law Thomas. Order is restored and an uneasy truce is reached until long-held beliefs are overturned by the shocking revelations of long term family friend Rene.

How About Adolf? is very entertaining and whilst funny is also thought-provoking as one questions their own ideas and beliefs.
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Why? To find the humour of a challenging situation
When: Check program for screening times
Phone: 03 9817 642 or email germanfilmfestival@palacecinemas.com.au
Where: Palace cinemas across Australia, check the website for details.
Cost: General admission $22 discounts for Palace Club members and bulk buys.
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