History Film / Schwarzfahrer

2nd Jan '16 7:10:36 AM jeez
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5th Sep '13 11:07:35 PM BigRobotBil
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* ApatheticCitizens: None of the passengers (save the Turkish teenager) speak out against her ravings or defend the African man. [[DirtyCoward They opt to ignore her instead]].

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* ApatheticCitizens: None of the passengers (save the Turkish teenager) speak out against her ravings or defend the African man. [[DirtyCoward They opt to ignore her instead]]. To their credit, they also refuse to pipe up when she gets kicked off the bus at the end despite seeing her ticket get eaten.
2nd Apr '13 7:30:32 AM jeez
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The movie ands with [[spoiler:Schramm taking the lift downstairs and clumsily descending the stairs outside the court building, being forced to leave his robe behind in the process.]]
** Also, right after the accountant falters and tears up the accusing letter for Schramm's superiors out of fear of risking powerful enemies, he walks past a public announcement sign reading "[[{{Anvilicious}} Citizens! Protect your belongings!]]"
2nd Apr '13 7:30:15 AM jeez
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* RuleOfSymbolism: The movie ands with [[spoiler:Schramm taking the lift downstairs and clumsily descending the stairs outside the court building, being forced to leave his robe behind in the process.]]
** Also, right after the accountant falters and tears up the accusing letter for Schramm's superiors out of fear of risking powerful enemies, he walks past a public announcement sign reading "[[{{Anvilicious}} Citizens! Protect your belongings!]]"
24th Mar '13 11:51:11 AM jeez
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* ApatheticCitizens: None of the passengers (save the Turkish teenager) speak out against her ravings or defend the African man. [[DirtyCoward They opt to ignore her instead]].
24th Mar '13 11:37:02 AM jeez
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''Schwarzfahrer'' is a 1994 Oscar-winning German ten-minute short, directed by Pepe Danquart. It promotes racial tolerance. The German term "Schwarzfahrer" means "fare dodger", but with can be read literally (with some license) as "black passenger" (''black'' used here in the sense of ''illegal''). The title therefore is a pun, as it plays in a tram in Berlin.

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''Schwarzfahrer'' is a 1994 Oscar-winning German ten-minute short, directed by Pepe Danquart. It promotes racial tolerance.

The German term "Schwarzfahrer" means "fare dodger", but with can be read literally (with some license) as "black passenger" (''black'' used here in the sense of ''illegal''). The title therefore is a pun, as it plays in a tram in Berlin.



* CryingWolf: The old hag at the end, when trying to explain the conductor what happened.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
* EatTheEvidence: Not really ''evidence'', but I think you get the point.
* ForTheEvulz: So... not that the old hag had any specified reason to affront the black guy. Neither do any other seperationists out there.

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* CryingWolf: The old hag lady at the end, when trying to explain to the conductor what happened.
that the black guy ate her tickets.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
DeliberatelyMonochrome: It's a black and white movie. [[RuleOfSymbolism Get it]]?
* EatTheEvidence: Not really ''evidence'', but I think you get the point.
principle is the same.
* ForTheEvulz: So... not Not that the old hag lady had any specified reason to affront the black guy. Neither do any other seperationists out there.guy.



* ManipulativeBastard: The old lady tries to be one. Guess what... nobody listens. And guess something else... the only one who at least ''somewhat'' supports her is probably demented as hell. You could actually talk him into ''anything'', really.
* RacistGrandma: The hag. Resultant from ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* RefugeInAudacity: Rather brilliantly done--of course no one is going to believe the racist lady when she says the black guy ate her ticket.
* SceneryPorn: Some. Many pics of Berlin's inner city are shown, e.g. outside the tram windows.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Again, the hag.

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* ManipulativeBastard: The old lady tries to be one. Guess what... nobody listens. And guess something else... Nobody listens, and the only one who at least ''somewhat'' openly supports her is probably demented as hell. You could actually talk him into ''anything'', really.
old as her.
* RacistGrandma: The hag.old lady. Resultant from ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* RefugeInAudacity: Rather brilliantly done--of done - of course no one is going to believe the racist lady when she says the black guy ate her ticket.
* SceneryPorn: Some. Many pics of Berlin's inner city are shown, e.g. like outside the tram windows.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Again, the hag.lady.
31st Jan '12 5:26:03 AM LordGro
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM It can be watched on YouTube.]]

The movie first introduces several side plots of different passengers of the tram, who happen to take it on the same time:
* A black hipster, who takes leave of his (white) pal to drive home with the tram.
* An old lady with some very stereotypical and offensive views about foreigners in general.
* A young businessman, whose motorbike breaks down, forcing him to take the tram without a ticket (the real ''Schwarzfahrer'' of the story).
* Two (white) teenage girls, who start flirting with two turkish teens in the tram station.
* A (white) mother with a rather active child, who wanted to ''wash his hands'' in a (symbolically) dirty black puddle. The boy is the closest witness to the story's centre.
* An older gentleman, who is seen openly agreeing with the old lady.
* A (white) punk, who startles some other passengers.

The black guy enters the tram, and sits on a free seat next to an old lady. The old lady, who first chose to ignore him when he asked if he could take the seat in the first place, starts to insult and berate him, that he doesn't have any manners to take the seat ''just like that''. She then starts to rave about how his ''mannerisms'' are a product of his race.

She seems to talk less to the black and more to the remaining passengers, who happen to sit around them. The mother and child, for instance, sit opposite of them.

The old lady then continues to complain (in a very rhetorical style) that ''they all came here in the first place'', and ''that nobody invited them'' (which is not true in the historical sense; foreigners were systematically engaged in post-WW2 Germany). Throughout her ravings, hardly any other passenger reacts to her complaints, either positively nor negatively, apart from another, equally demented passenger, and one of the turkish teens, who tries to shut her up. When she later states that those foreigners are lumpy, lazy, and rude, the (white) punk ironically enters the tram. Some of the guests notice him, the old lady notwithstanding.

She goes on and on about how horrible blacks and others are ("''...They should at least have their names changed when they come over here, or else you can't tell them apart at all. What's more, they smell awful. But there is no law against that!''").

After a while, a conductor comes to check tickets, much to the displeasure of the fare dodger. But first he must pass the old lady and the black man. At this point, the black man, who has tried hard to ignore the old lady, seizes an opportunity: He takes away her tickets and gulps them down. The old lady is hysterical when the conductor arrives ("''That nigger just ate my tickets''"), and he naturally doesn't believe her obviously racist story ("''That's the stupidest excuse I have ever heard!''"), so he takes her off the tram.

None of the other passengers, who were silently listening to her antics, intervenes or reacts (except for the little child, who starts grinning). Apart from that, the African's action saved the real fare dodger as well.

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM It can be watched on YouTube.]]

The movie first introduces several side plots of different passengers of
YouTube]] (or, if you prefer it recapped for you, see the tram, who happen to take it on the same time:
* A black hipster, who takes leave of his (white) pal to drive home with the tram.
* An old lady with some very stereotypical and offensive views about foreigners in general.
* A young businessman, whose motorbike breaks down, forcing him to take the tram without a ticket (the real ''Schwarzfahrer'' of the story).
* Two (white) teenage girls, who start flirting with two turkish teens in the tram station.
* A (white) mother with a rather active child, who wanted to ''wash his hands'' in a (symbolically) dirty black puddle. The boy is the closest witness to the story's centre.
* An older gentleman, who is seen openly agreeing with the old lady.
* A (white) punk, who startles some other passengers.

The black guy enters the tram, and sits on a free seat next to an old lady. The old lady, who first chose to ignore him when he asked if he could take the seat in the first place, starts to insult and berate him, that he doesn't have any manners to take the seat ''just like that''. She then starts to rave about how his ''mannerisms'' are a product of his race.

She seems to talk less to the black and more to the remaining passengers, who happen to sit around them. The mother and child, for instance, sit opposite of them.

The old lady then continues to complain (in a very rhetorical style) that ''they all came here in the first place'', and ''that nobody invited them'' (which is not true in the historical sense; foreigners were systematically engaged in post-WW2 Germany). Throughout her ravings, hardly any other passenger reacts to her complaints, either positively nor negatively, apart from another, equally demented passenger, and one of the turkish teens, who tries to shut her up. When she later states that those foreigners are lumpy, lazy, and rude, the (white) punk ironically enters the tram. Some of the guests notice him, the old lady notwithstanding.

She goes on and on about how horrible blacks and others are ("''...They should at least have their names changed when they come over here, or else you can't tell them apart at all. What's more, they smell awful. But there is no law against that!''").

After a while, a conductor comes to check tickets, much to the displeasure of the fare dodger. But first he must pass the old lady and the black man. At this point, the black man, who has tried hard to ignore the old lady, seizes an opportunity: He takes away her tickets and gulps them down. The old lady is hysterical when the conductor arrives ("''That nigger just ate my tickets''"), and he naturally doesn't believe her obviously racist story ("''That's the stupidest excuse I have ever heard!''"), so he takes her off the tram.

None of the other passengers, who were silently listening to her antics, intervenes or reacts (except for the little child, who starts grinning). Apart from that, the African's action saved the real fare dodger as well.
[[Synopsis/{{Schwarzfahrer}} synopsis page]]).
31st Jan '12 5:22:53 AM LordGro
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''Schwarzfahrer'' is a 1994 Oscar-winning German ten-minute short, made by Pepe Danquart. It promotes racial tolerance. The German term "Schwarzfahrer" means "''fare dodger''", but literally reads "''black passenger''" (''black'' is another word for ''illegal'' in German from the sense of hiding in the dark; nothing racial). The title therefore fits well, as it plays in a tram in Berlin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM

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''Schwarzfahrer'' is a 1994 Oscar-winning German ten-minute short, made directed by Pepe Danquart. It promotes racial tolerance. The German term "Schwarzfahrer" means "''fare dodger''", "fare dodger", but with can be read literally reads "''black passenger''" (with some license) as "black passenger" (''black'' is another word for ''illegal'' used here in German from the sense of hiding in the dark; nothing racial). ''illegal''). The title therefore fits well, is a pun, as it plays in a tram in Berlin.

http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM
com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM It can be watched on YouTube.]]



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: See above.
31st Jan '12 5:12:24 AM LordGro
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''Schwarzfahrer'' is a 1994 Oscar-winning German ten-minute short, made by Pepe Danquart. It promotes racial tolerance. The German term "Schwarzfahrer" means "''fare dodger''", but literally reads "''black passenger''" (''black'' is another word for ''illegal'' in German from the sense of hiding in the dark; nothing racial). The title therefore fits well, as it plays in a tram in Berlin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQXcv1k9OM

The movie first introduces several side plots of different passengers of the tram, who happen to take it on the same time:
* A black hipster, who takes leave of his (white) pal to drive home with the tram.
* An old lady with some very stereotypical and offensive views about foreigners in general.
* A young businessman, whose motorbike breaks down, forcing him to take the tram without a ticket (the real ''Schwarzfahrer'' of the story).
* Two (white) teenage girls, who start flirting with two turkish teens in the tram station.
* A (white) mother with a rather active child, who wanted to ''wash his hands'' in a (symbolically) dirty black puddle. The boy is the closest witness to the story's centre.
* An older gentleman, who is seen openly agreeing with the old lady.
* A (white) punk, who startles some other passengers.

The black guy enters the tram, and sits on a free seat next to an old lady. The old lady, who first chose to ignore him when he asked if he could take the seat in the first place, starts to insult and berate him, that he doesn't have any manners to take the seat ''just like that''. She then starts to rave about how his ''mannerisms'' are a product of his race.

She seems to talk less to the black and more to the remaining passengers, who happen to sit around them. The mother and child, for instance, sit opposite of them.

The old lady then continues to complain (in a very rhetorical style) that ''they all came here in the first place'', and ''that nobody invited them'' (which is not true in the historical sense; foreigners were systematically engaged in post-WW2 Germany). Throughout her ravings, hardly any other passenger reacts to her complaints, either positively nor negatively, apart from another, equally demented passenger, and one of the turkish teens, who tries to shut her up. When she later states that those foreigners are lumpy, lazy, and rude, the (white) punk ironically enters the tram. Some of the guests notice him, the old lady notwithstanding.

She goes on and on about how horrible blacks and others are ("''...They should at least have their names changed when they come over here, or else you can't tell them apart at all. What's more, they smell awful. But there is no law against that!''").

After a while, a conductor comes to check tickets, much to the displeasure of the fare dodger. But first he must pass the old lady and the black man. At this point, the black man, who has tried hard to ignore the old lady, seizes an opportunity: He takes away her tickets and gulps them down. The old lady is hysterical when the conductor arrives ("''That nigger just ate my tickets''"), and he naturally doesn't believe her obviously racist story ("''That's the stupidest excuse I have ever heard!''"), so he takes her off the tram.

None of the other passengers, who were silently listening to her antics, intervenes or reacts (except for the little child, who starts grinning). Apart from that, the African's action saved the real fare dodger as well.
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!!This short shows examples of:

* AnswerCut: Cue the punk entering the tram.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: See above.
* CryingWolf: The old hag at the end, when trying to explain the conductor what happened.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
* EatTheEvidence: Not really ''evidence'', but I think you get the point.
* ForTheEvulz: So... not that the old hag had any specified reason to affront the black guy. Neither do any other seperationists out there.
* [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kick the Bitch]]: Yeah, it did feel really good when the old hag was taken care of in the end.
* ManipulativeBastard: The old lady tries to be one. Guess what... nobody listens. And guess something else... the only one who at least ''somewhat'' supports her is probably demented as hell. You could actually talk him into ''anything'', really.
* RacistGrandma: The hag. Resultant from ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* RefugeInAudacity: Rather brilliantly done--of course no one is going to believe the racist lady when she says the black guy ate her ticket.
* SceneryPorn: Some. Many pics of Berlin's inner city are shown, e.g. outside the tram windows.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Again, the hag.
* StealthPun: The title.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Subverted. But the attitude and the age of the old lady in 1994 might fit. And the old man's probably too.
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