A Film Unfinished (Shtikat Haarchion)

Rated NR 88 min. 2010

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings of the footage. "A Film Unfinished" presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing "the good life" enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

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Director: Yael Hersonski

Writer: Yael Hersonski

Producer: Itai Ken-Tor and Noemi Schory

Cast: Alexander Beyer and RĂ¼diger Vogler

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