BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
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The Decent One

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Der Anständige
Israel / Tyskland / Østerrike / 2014 / 1 t. 34 min.
LANGUAGE:
Tysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Tobias Moretti, Sophie Rois, Antonia Moretti
DIRECTOR:
Vanessa Lapa
WRITER:
Vanessa Lapa, Ori Weisbrod
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Jeremy Portnoi
EDITOR:
Sharon Brook, Noam Amit
PRODUCER:
Vanessa Lapa
The fatal delusion

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

Vanessa Lapa (Belgium/Israel) CITIZEN NUMBER 1 (2010)

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