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In Heaven Underground

Directed by Britta Wauer

Germany | 90 minutes | 2011

German, English, Russian, Hebrew with English subtitles

In Heaven Underground is an enchanting journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories. North of Berlin's noisy city centre, surrounded by a jungle of trees and lush foliage, lies the peaceful and secluded 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the largest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. Its one hundred acres hold 115,000 graves and a meticulous archive record. The cemetery has never closed, and was one of the few institutions to remain in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. Award-winning director Britta Wauer's charming portrait creates a serene experience following a delightful array of characters from around the world: mourners, tourists, a young family residing at the cemetery, a third-generation gravedigger and an ornithologist studying rare birds of prey.
Foreign Title Im Himmel, unter der Erde
Director Britta Wauer
Countries of Production Germany
Year of Presentation 2011
Language(s) German, English, Russian, Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast William Wolff, Ron Kohls, Gabriella Naidu
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