В. Караваев / V. Karavaev
Soyuzmultfilm / Союзмультфильм
Based on caricatures by Boris Yefimov, who is interviewed in Part 4 of the
series. This film was made in reaction to “revanchism” – fear that Germany
would reunite and seek revenge on Europe and the USSR for World War II.
A disguised Nazi slips into the US zone of divided Germany. The
Americans nurse him back to health as he plots how to reunite the
Fatherland. His plans are ruined when he runs headlong into the Berlin
Wall, erected by the USSR between East and West Berlin in 1961.
Vladimir Paperny: The Soviet Union invested millions of dollars as we now
know into supporting the peace movement. They supported the
disarmament movement and they supported the anti-nuclear movement.
German “revanchism” was one of these buzz words that was supposed to
win over young left-wing people in the west.