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Ranked as one of Germany's most important films ever, Wolfgang Staudte's ROTATION is the story of a German family that becomes divided over supporting Hitler and the Nazis. The father considers joining the Nazi party purely to improve his finances. But when he helps a friend print resistance leaflets, his son, a Hitler Youth member, betrays him. After the war father and son meet again. Another Wolfgang Staudte (The Murderers Are Among Us) classic, Rotation was censored by the Soviets because of its pacifist message and because it included footage from Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia. It was awarded the Golden Leopard at the 1954 Locarno Film Festival and is ranked by German film critics as one of Germany's 100 Most Important Films.

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Special Features Interview with film historian Christiane Muckenberger on Rotation Newsreel clips on director Wolfgang Staudte and the making of Rotation Essay: "1945-1965: The Cold War The Film in Historical Context" Filmmaker bios Still gallery

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