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I think that Lanzmann spoiled a good story: too much text at the beginning of the movie, an endless introduction, a mutilated translation from Yiddish to French... I don't know Yiddish, but you can easily guess that's impossible for the translator to summarize in a sentence two minutes of talk. So what did, in fact, Lerner say, always smiling, even when he was telling horrible things?
Lerner's testimony is not convincing either, at least for me. Something in the way he stands in front of the camera makes me wonder if he is telling all the truth. I disagree with the person that spoke about his "modesty": on the contrary I think he is anxious to portray himself as a hero.
I felt relieved when the movie finished and naturally I couldn't endure the long, long list of trains that Mr. Lanzmann delightedly recited for five minutes, I guess. A true disappointment.
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