Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss Poster

Release Date: March 3rd, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Nazi Veit Harlan is widely regarded as one of Germany's most controversial filmmakers, and in this documentary director Felix Moeller profiles this master of propaganda, chronicling his life and film career, particularly the works he made during the Holocaust. Additionally, Moeller uses candid interviews with Harlan's descendants, examining the impact of the Third Reich and World War II, and the undeniable effect Harlan's life and work had on future generations.

Director: Felix Moeller

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Zeitgeist

Keywords: Quest, 1940s, Fascinating, Rivalry, Rise, Engaging, 2000s, 1930s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • For a few years, Veit Harlan must have felt he was the right filmmaker at the right place at the right time. Did he ever stop to think that his luck also meant the doom of millions? Moeller’s documentary can’t supply an answer. It does, however, make the rest of us wonder. show more

  • Rather than delving deep into its subject, the film loses focus by concentrating on the feelings of Harlan's descendants rather than a deep analysis of the man himself. show more

  • Another Harlan work, "Kolberg" (1945), inspired the film within the film in "Inglourious Basterds." show more

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