"Zero Hour" ("Stunde Null") is set in a small village (foreshadowing "Heimat") in Lower Saxony in 1945 - the war has just finished. The US army has left and the Red Army is about to take over. Young Joschi (Kai Taschner), once a Nazi, is in love with the beautiful Isa (Anette Junger) and wants to follow "his visitors" to the West. The first US army patrol he encounters relieves him of more than his most prized possession; an American pilot s jacket.
This film won the Silver Bowl for Outstanding German Film at the German Film Awards in 1977.
For many people this film is Edgar Reitz s masterpiece, his greatest film. In any event for anyone this film is an absolute must see.
Never before available on DVD in the UK.