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A Film Unfinished

Rated R for disturbing images of Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity.

R In Theaters 08/20/2010 , 89min.
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Plot & Details

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. 'A Film Unfinished' presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing "the good life" enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep in the the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

'A Film Unfinished' is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 89min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 08/20/2010
  • DVD Release Date: 03/08/2011
  • Distributor(s): Oscilloscope Pictures
  • Director(s): Yael Hersonski
  • Themes: Crimes Against Humanity,Filmmaking
  • Tone: Creepy,Disturbing,Macabre
  • Keywords: Jewish, Nazi, film, ghetto, propaganda
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-18-2010)
  • Language: German,Hebrew,Polish,Yiddish,English

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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