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Quién mató a Walter Benjamin... (2005)

In September 1940, after seven years of exile, Walter Benjamin crosses the Pyrenees in a desperate attempt to escape the Nazis. According to the official version, Walter Benjamin did make ... See full summary »

Director:

David Mauas

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Credited cast:
Juan Ramón Capella Juan Ramón Capella ... Himself
Félix de Azúa Félix de Azúa ... Himself
Stéphane Hessel ... Himself
Dani Karavan Dani Karavan ... Himself
Stéphane Mosès Stéphane Mosès ... Himself
Gary Smith Gary Smith ... Himself
Rolf Tiedemann Rolf Tiedemann ... Himself
Patrick von zur Mühlen Patrick von zur Mühlen ... Himself
Bernd Witte Bernd Witte ... Himself
Erdmut Wizisla Erdmut Wizisla ... Himself
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In September 1940, after seven years of exile, Walter Benjamin crosses the Pyrenees in a desperate attempt to escape the Nazis. According to the official version, Walter Benjamin did make it across the French-Spanish border successfully. But when he arrived in the Catalan town of Portbou, a sudden change in legislation impeded his entry into Spain and he was obliged to spend the night at a local hotel under the close vigilance of three guards, whose orders were to deport him the following morning. In utter despair, Benjamin took his own life, swallowing and overdose of morphine. The local doctor, however, declared it a natural death and Benjamin was given a Catholic burial in the municipal cemetery, under a wrong name. Did the doctor conceal some hidden cause of Benjamin's death? Was there really a change of legislation? Was Walter Benjamin aware that Portbou was a pro-Franco town virtually occupied by the Nazis? Who Killed Walter Benjamin... reaches for answers among the suspicious ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

Spain | Netherlands

Language:

Spanish | French | English | German

Release Date:

6 October 2005 (Spain) See more »

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Who Killed Walter Benjamin... See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Budget:

€135,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Milagros Producciones See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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