Mein Schulfreund (My School Chum)
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Mein Schulfreund (My School Chum)
Mein Schulfreund has an ostensible anti-Nazi theme yet there are aspects of this wartime drama that seem ambivalent. At the heart of the story is Herr Fuchs (Heinz Ruhmann), a postman who finally turns against the war when he sees it is killing innocent children -- a remarkably slow realization. So Fuchs writes an emotional protest to his old school chum, Field Marshall Hermann Goering. The letter is intercepted and Fuchs lands in prison though he is not to be executed for his treasonous missive. Instead, orders come down to declare him officially insane. Although that allows him to mouth off… More