German Stories

The Accountant of Auschwitz

About the Film 

As a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins and test the limits of international law and historical reconciliation, this reconstruction of the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly former Auschwitz guard raises thorny moral and legal questions over his complicity and fitness to stand trial.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
78 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

The Interpreter

About the Film 

Odd-couple companions—a Nazi officer's son and his Jewish translator—roam the Slovak countryside, in this bittersweet road movie that explores memory, trauma and guilt through the shared history of characters seeking to bridge differences and reclaim their humanity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

It Must Schwing!: The Blue Note Story

About the Film 

With a mutual passion for music and profound belief in equality, two German-Jewish immigrants forge the most iconic jazz label in industry history, in this toe-tapping must-see for jazz aficionados, a timeless tale of the American Dream filled with a thrumming soundtrack, artful animation and interviews.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
113 minutes

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

About the Film 

This riveting and affecting anthem to a human rights pioneer, profiles the diminutive, unsung hero who was Chief Prosecutor and put mass-murdering Nazi Einsatzgruppen members on trial at the historic Nuremburg Trials.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

Sobibor

About the Film 
A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from the inhuman conditions in a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in this true story of the most successful Nazi death camp uprising, and Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes