Les États généraux du film documentaire 2013 Special screenings Last of the Unjust

Last of the Unjust
Claude Lanzmann
2013 - France/Autriche - Couleur - 218'

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the town "given to the Jews by Hitler", chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. Murmelstein had helped thousands of Jews to leave the country and prevented the ghetto liquidation. 2012. Claude Lanzmann exhumes his interviews with Murmelstein. We discover his dazzling intelligence and courage, his gift as a wry storyteller. The film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution.

Photography : William Lubtchansky, Caroline Champetier
Sound : Manuel Grandpierre, Alexander Koller, Antoine Bonfanti
Editing : Chantal Hymans
Production : Synecdoche, Dor Film Produktion GmbH, Le Pacte, Films Aleph
Distribution : Le Pacte (contact@le-pacte.com, +33 (0)1 44 69 59 59)