In Vienna in the 1960s, Victor (Jeff Wilbusch), a young Jewish businessman, bears witness to an unthinkable miscarriage of justice: the acquittal of the Nazi concentration camp commandant who murdered his mother, sister and grandparents when he was a child. Reeling from the legal system’s failure to mete out punishment and acknowledge historical facts, and less sanguine about the corrosive antisemitism and historical whitewashing of his Austrian countrymen, Victor resolves to take the law into his own hands.
This dynamic, lavishly mounted historical drama about the scars of war and the road to revenge includes the rare depiction of the lives of Austrian Jews in the years following World War II.
Director: Thomas Roth, Austria, 2022, 110 minutes, German with English subtitles.
Co-presented by Goethe-Institut Boston New Films From Germany Series.+ More... - Less...
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