A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished Release Date: August 18, 2010

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, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, 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. “A Film Unfinished”is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.

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Starring: Hanna AvrutzkiEliezer NiborskiJanusz HamerszmitShula ZederAliza Vitis-ShomronHava AlbersteinJurek PlonskiMendy CahanLuba GewisserAlexander Senderovich
Genres: DocumentaryDramaHistory
Directed By: Yael Hersonski
Runtime: 88 minutes
Studio: Osci.
MPAA Rating Unrated