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A Film Unfinished (Shtikat Haarchion)

Rating:No Rating (for disturbing images and Holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity)
Genre:Documentary, Drama
Release Date:August 18, 2010
Running time:88 minutes
Cast:Alexander Beyer, RĂĽdiger Vogler
Director:Yael Hersonski
Producer:Itai Ken-Tor, Noemi Schory
Writer:Yael Hersonski
Distributor:Oscilloscope Pictures

Description: 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 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 into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

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