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15th December, 2014

The Last of the Unjust - Screenings

Steve-Eureka

The Last of the Unjust will be screening in cinemas across the UK from 9th January, check below to find the nearest screening to you. 

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 – without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved –exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town “given to the Jews by Hitler”, a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller. Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils.

 

The Last of the Unjust will also be included in our Blu-ray release of Shoah alomg with a host of other content. For more information on both the theatrical and Blu-ray release stay tuned. 

09-22 Jan 15, LONDON, BFI SOUTHBANK

24 Jan 15, NORTHAMPTON, ERROL FLYNN FILMHOUSE

25 Jan 15, BELFAST, QFT

25 Jan 15, CARDIFF, CHAPTER

27 Jan 15, IPSWICH, IPSWICH FILM THEATRE

27 Jan 15, NOTTINGHAM, BROADWAY

31 Jan & 1 Feb 15, BRISTOL, WATERSHED

01 Feb 15, CANTERBURY, GULBENKIAN CINEMA

01 Feb 15, MANCHESTER, CORNERHOUSE

We'll update this page as new screenings are confirmed so check back regularly for the most up to date listings. 

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