Oh, Europe

Episode 9: Dreamers and Gravediggers

After World War One, the winners and losers fail to come to their senses. On the left and the right, Communists and Fascists fight to win over the hearts and the minds of the Europeans. A “new human being” is needed, but what should he look like? How should he be? The first test of strength is fought in Spain, in the Spanish Civil War. This leads to a closer alliance between European Fascists – and ends in all-out war. Europe is in ruins.


WRITER: Christel Fomm      DIRECTOR: Martin Carazo Mendez, Christel Fomm, Christian Twente      PRESENTER: Annette Frier, Antonia de Rendinger      CAMERA: Martin Christ, Michael Kern, Roland Breitschuh, Marc Riemer   EDITOR: : Igor Garbuzenko, Christoph Sagert     MUSIC: Claudius Brüse      NARRATOR: Simon Roden      COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Olaf Grunert (ZDF/ARTE), Martin Pieper (ZDF/ARTE), Stefan Brauburger (ZDF/ZDFinfo)