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Reverberations of War

Communities of Experience and Identification in Germany and Europe since 1945 


Upcoming events in 2015:


Film Series Portraying Perpetrators


Admission Free, all welcome!



15th January    7pm    Garwood Lecture Theatre

Dead Snow (2009) introduced by Christiane Wienand (UCL)

Dead Snow is a zombie-splatter film. A group of medical students set off to spend their Easter holidays in a cabin in the mountains where they plan to ski and drink. After their arrival, they meet a strange hiker who tells them about the Nazi occupation in Norway and a group of German soldiers who went missing in the mountains and were never seen again. The following night they are attacked by a battalion of undead Nazis. The film is full of dark humour and was nominated for several Scream Awards. Rotten Tomatoes described it as "an entertaining mix of camp, scares, and blood and guts". The story is based on the draugr - an undead creature from Norse mythology. 


23rd February 2015    7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre (UCL)

Cargo 200 (2007) introduced by Julian Graffy

Cargo 200 is a Russian thriller thriller shot in 2007. It is set during the period of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.  Cargo 200 was the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Russian military. A young woman is abducted and an innocent man is accused of having murdered her.

Please note: This film contains graphic scenes of sexual violence.


11th March 2015     7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre

Germany Pale Mother (1980) introduced by Mererid Puw Davies (UCL)

Germany Pale Mother is a West German drama from 1980. Narrator Anna tells the story of her parents before, during and after the Second World War. The film was inspired by director Helma Sanders-Brahms’ own family history.


13th May 2015   7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre

Il Divo (2008) introduced by Cristina Massaccesi (UCL)

This portrait of Italy's controversial elder statesman Giulio Andreotti won the jury price at the Cannes film festival. Andreotti served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since 1946 and was accused of being involved with the Mafia and responsible for a series of political killings that marked Italy's political life from the late 1960s onwards.


10th June 2015    7pm Garwood Lecture Theatre

Inglorious Basterds (2009) introduced by Roland Lack (UCL)

This film was directed by Quentin Tarantino and came out in 2009. It is set in German-occupied France and tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s political leadership.

For further information please contact Dr Julia Wagner j.wagner [at]