30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Nazi Legacy - What Our Fathers Did United Kingdom 2015 | 92 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

David Evans

David Evans came to international fame in 1997 with Fever Pitch, the film version of Nick Hornby's bestseller. From 2012 to 2015, he directed several episodes of the TV series Downtown Abbey and was nominated for an Emmy.

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Three men travel through Europe, visiting sites of Nazi war crimes in Poland and the Ukraine. For two of the three, the journey confronts them with the deeds of their fathers. Niklas Frank is the son of Hans Frank, once General Governor of Poland, also known as the "butcher of Poland". Horst von Wächter's father Otto was Governor of Galicia. The man who initiated the journey is renowned lawyer Philippe Sands, who lost part of his family in the Holocaust. During the course of the three men's encounter with the past, conflicts emerge. While Horst von Wächter defends his father, Hans Frank is filled with an almost obsessive hatred. Two sons, two completely different truths. The film is an extraordinary document about the legacy of mass murderers and their influence on the descendants.
Original title: A Nazi Legacy - What Our Fathers Did
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: David Evans
Screenplay: Philippe Sands
Producer: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Director of Photography: Philipp Blaubach, Matt Gray, Sam Hardy
Music: Malcolm Lindsay
Production Design:
Editor: David Charap
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Film Sales Company
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