https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/bos/ver.cfm?event_id=23546615 Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Date Idea, Good for Groups, Movies, Outside
Please join us for an entertaining German Summer Comedy, outdoors behind the Goethe-Institut. Screenings will take place on all Thursdays in August at 8 pm in the Goethe Backyard, off the Back Alley (third courtyard from Clarendon Street). Rain date is the following Friday.
All Films are screened in German with English subtitles. Feel free to bring friends, snacks and BYOB. No RSVP required.
Banker and portfolio manager Oliver lives life in the fast lane – the very lane that brings life as he knows it to an abrupt end. After crashing through a guardrail and flipping his car, while driving around a traffic jam at 145 mph, Oliver awakes in the hospital with a devastating diagnosis: paralysis from the waist down. In denial about his condition and determined to move forward as if nothing has changed, Oliver is uncooperative in rehabilitation and cares more about the facility’s wi-fi connection than physical therapy.
One day, Oliver happens upon an apartment shared by four roommates with disablities: cynical alcoholic Magda is blind, clever Rainman has autism, tough-girl Franzi has Down Syndrome, and shy Michi has autism. Collectively known as “The Goldfish” after their shared pet, the gang’s caregivers are Laura, an idealist who wants to excel at her dream job after completing her studies in special-needs education, and Eddy, who hates his job as a nurse. When Oliver’s friend is caught hiding a stash of dirty money in Switzerland, Oliver – who has a stash of his own – quickly hatches a plan. He and The Goldfish must undertake a road trip to Switzerland and safely bring the money back over the German border – but how?
Germany, 2019, 112 min., Director: Alireza Golafshan