• A Film Unfinished (2009)

A Film Unfinished

Release Date: 2009

DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Israeli director Yael Hersonski examines a recently found film reel from an unfinished Nazi movie entitled "Das Ghetto" in this award-winning documentary. For decades, historians have relied on "Das Ghetto" as a portrayal of life in occupied Warsaw and this new footage provides rare insights into one of the biggest propaganda machines of all time. Hersonski uses personal journals and accounts as well as an interview with a surviving cameraman to re-examine this dark cinematic relic.

Director: Yael Hersonski

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Mystery, 2000s, 1930s, Emotional, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    The imperatives of history are manifold, and this film is among the most urgent of them. You cannot look, and you must look: This happened. They were human beings. All of them. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A profoundly unnerving historical document. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Hersonski enriches this evidence by bringing in survivors of the ghetto, who tell stories of life there while watching the film themselves. show more

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