Director: Wolf Gremm
Starring: Hans Peter Hallwachs, Hermann Lause, Silvia Janisch, Mijanou Van Baarzel, Brigitte Mira, Carola Regnier
Description: Fabian is a 1980 West German film directed by Wolf Gremm. It is based on the novel Fabian, the Story of a Moralist (1931) by German author Erich Kastner. The film was chosen as West Germany’s official submission to the 53rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film receive a nomination.
The destructive nature of a rising Nazi menace is the subtext in this drama about a young man in Germany in the late ’20s. While he enjoys a certain immunity from hard times because of a rich friend and female companionship, he is not blind. He sees mounting injustices in the society around him and cannot always reconcile them with his own views. After his love life gets a jolt and he loses his job, he debates whether or not to work for a Nazi newspaper as the future seems to look worse each day.