The Miracle of Bern - Das Wunder von Bern
Enlarge image The Miracle of Bern (© Goethe Institut San Francisco)
The grey industrial Ruhr area in 1954. A family learns that the husband is returning from Russia. They wait for him at the border station, but he barely recognizes his family and indeed sees his son Matthias for the first time ever. The man has difficulty coming to terms with his home area.
At the same time, the preparations are in full swing for the World Cup in Berne. Young Matthias admires Helmut Rahn and carries his bag for him. The father begins to realize, that he must change his attitude. He borrows the priest's car and surprises Matthias with a sudden trip to Berne to watch the final. Helmut Rahn also played in this match. Matthias arrives while the match is in progress, makes his way into the stadium and suddenly the two are face to face.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:00 pm
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