The Decent One
Based on previously undiscovered diaries, private letters and photographs found at the Himmler family home in 1945, THE DECENT ONE gives new insight into the inner life of SS Reichsfürer Heinrich Himmler. The film shows the defining contradictions in his life and character, such as the constant shifting between being a thoughtful, rather average family man on one hand, and a heartless organizer of the murder of innocents on the other. Among the questions THE DECENT ONE asks is how a mass murderer is able to see himself as a hero - a question that unfortunately remains as pertinent 70 years later.
Vanessa Lapa (Belgium/Israel) CITIZEN NUMBER 1 (2010)