Kameradschaft (Comradeship)

When a coal mine collapses on the frontier between Germany and France and traps a team of French miners, workers on both sides of the border spring into action, putting aside national prejudices and wartime grudges to launch a dangerous rescue operation.

Director G. W. Pabst brings a vivid sense of claustrophobia to this ticking-clock scenario, using realistic sets and sound design to create the maze of soot-choked shafts where the miners struggle for survival. Kameradschaft cemented Pabst’s status as one of the most morally engaged and formally dexterous filmmakers of his time.

“The absolute high-point of German socialist film-making of its period.” (Time Out)

Venue : Edinburgh Film Guild Cinema Tickets: through EFG Membership