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Gebürtig

Directed by Robert Schindel & Lukas Stepanik

Austria-Germany-Poland | 110 minutes | 2002

German, English, Yiddish with English subtitles

The terror of the holocaust proves itself to be a lasting force, even between generations, in this film about the lasting effect of this event. A man named Geburtig is the only person alive who can testify against a Nazi war criminal set to go on trial. A reporter named Susanne leaves her boyfriend, Danny, in search of the aged man and finds him, only to develop feelings for him that are beyond professional interest. Meanwhile, Danny, an actor, is preparing to play a prisoner at Auschwitz in an upcoming film and must confront his own Jewish heritage and the pain suffered by his parents.
Director Robert Schindel & Lukas Stepanik
Countries of Production Austria-Germany-Poland
Year of Presentation 2002
Language(s) German, English, Yiddish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 110 minutes
Principal Cast Peter Simonischek, Ruth Rieser, August Zirner
Award(s)

Nominated for the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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