Der Tag, An Dem Elvis Nach Bremerhaven Kam (1980)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Director Peter Bringmann has captured the ambiance of the port city of Bremerhaven at the end of the 1950s in this evocative slice-of-life drama. When a young 17-year-old falls in love with a slightly older woman, he weathers several setbacks before romance finds its own way. The woman he loves gets involved with an Afro-American soldier, partly in rebellion against the anti-American sentiment in the town, home to many GIs stationed in the city. Just as Elvis Presley arrives in Bremerhaven at the end of 1958 for a tour of duty, the love-struck 17-year-old is confronted with several unexpected circumstances that affect his life and the relationship with the woman he loves.