Dernier des injustes

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Le Dernier des injustes

Der Letzte der Ungerechten

Claude Lanzmann
F/A, 2013
Documentaries, 219min, OmdU

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Le Dernier des injustes

Claude Lanzmann
F/A, 2013
Documentaries, 219min, OmdU

Cast: 
Benjamin Murmelstein
Screenplay: 
Claude Lanzmann
Sound: 
Antoine Bonfanti
Manuel Grandpierre
Alexander Koller
Camera: 
William Lubtchansky
Caroline Champetier
Editor: 
Chantal Hymans

Production: 
Synecdoche
Le Pacte
Dor Film
Les Films Aleph
France 3 Cinéma
World Sales: 
Le Pacte
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

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1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the only “elder of the Jews” (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. 2012. Lanzmann, at 87 – without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations – exhumes these interviews, returning to Theresienstadt. We discover the extraordinary personality of Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and an un rivaled memory. “Murmelstein is the only Jewish Council Elder who survived the war, making his testimony infinitely precious. He does not lie; he is ironic, sardonic, harsh with others and with himself. Thinking of the title of André Schwarz-Bart’s masterpiece, ‘Le Dernier des Justes’, he calls himself ‘Le Dernier des Injustes’. He thus gave this film its title.” (Claude Lanzmann)

In the presence of Claude Lanzmann.