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Radical Evil

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Das radikal Böse
Tyskland / Østerrike/ 2013/ 1 t. 36 min.
LANGUAGE:
Tysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Devid Striesow, Benno Fürmann, Alexander Fehling
DIRECTOR:
Stefan Ruzowitzky
WRITER:
Stefan Ruzowitzky
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Benedict Neuenfels
PRODUCER:
Josef Aichholzer, Wolfgang Richter
Most Dangerous are the Common Men

During World War II, the SS' Eastern European death squadrons killed more than two million jews. These jews were not murdered by means of gas chambers, but by guns and bullets. RADICAL EVIL poses the question of how ordinary men could commit murder and genocide like it was nothing more extraordinary than going to the office. Delving deep into the darkest corners of the human psyche, the film searches for answers in the soldiers' own diaries as well as the last 50 years of psychological studies.

 

Meet director Stefan Ruzowitzky at the screening October 1.

 

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Stefan Ruzowitzky (Austria, 1961) Selected films: DEADFALL (2012), THE COUNTERFEITERS (2007), ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN (2001), ANATOMY (2000)

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