A powerful and revealing film about death, guilt, and Germany's involvement in wartime atrocities, THE PEDESTRIAN focuses on an aging industrialist, Heinz Alfred Giese (Gustav Rudolf Sellner), who prefers not to remember the events of WWII. In fact, he prefers to be involved with life as
little as possible. Since the death of his son Andreas (Maximilian Schell) in an auto accident in which Giese was driving (resulting in the loss of his license, hence the title), his whole life has centered around his grandson, Hubert (Manuel Sellner). Although Giese would rather forget his past,
Alexander Markowitz (Alexander May), the senior editor of a newspaper, begins a probe ...