Juraj Herz / CZ - D - A, 2010
Czech-German version, 104 min
The story of Habermann’s Mill, based on actual events, unfolds in a small village in the Sudetenland between 1938, the year of the Munich Agreement, and 1945, when the war ends and the expulsion begins. Although this story took place over sixty years ago, its exigency has not diminished over time. If we want to understand the present, we need to know the past. This story shows one of the darkest chapters in Czech-German relations. The atrocities accompanying the expulsion remain a taboo subject today. Many Czechs would rather not see them recalled, many Germans hold the opinion that injustices were perpetrated that have never been redressed. Meanwhile, however, a new generation has been born with a strong need to clarify the past, and that is what this film is about.