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The Flat (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 June 2012 (Germany)
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As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

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Arnon Goldfinger

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Arnon Goldfinger (concept)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Adler Michael Adler ... Himself
Yaron Amit Yaron Amit ... Himself
Avrham Barkai Avrham Barkai ... Herself (as Dr. Avrham Barkai)
Meital Beili Meital Beili ... Herself
Rani Eisenberg Rani Eisenberg ... Himself
Arnon Goldfinger ... Himself
Gidi Goldfinger Gidi Goldfinger ... Himself
Hannah Goldfinger Hannah Goldfinger ... Herself
Noam Goldfinger Noam Goldfinger ... Himself
Yair Goldfinger Yair Goldfinger ... Himself
Orit Goldfinger-Mendel Orit Goldfinger-Mendel ... Herself
Heinz Hohne Heinz Hohne ... Himself
Erika Jocker Erika Jocker ... Herself
Guido Jocker Guido Jocker ... Himself
Gertrude Kino Gertrude Kino ... Herself (archive footage)
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Storyline

When Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother dies in Tel Aviv, his whole family come around for the necessary disposition of her property. While dealing with all the stuff, Arnon makes a shocking discovery: evidence that his German Jewish grandparents had a long-lasting friendship with the senior Nazi SS officer, Leopold von Mildenstein, before and after World War II. His repulsion and confusion at how his beloved grandparents could have done that sends Arnon on an international search for the truth. In doing so, Arnon learns about a complex relationship, in which family, sentiment, history and human nature combine to produce a kind of denial in reaction to the worst of reality. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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When you start looking at the past you never know what you'll find...

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Israel | Germany

Language:

Hebrew | German | English

Release Date:

14 June 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A lakás See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,916, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$471,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$583,443
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Arnon Goldfinger: When my grandmother died, I realized that my family lives only in the present, so I take home anything that smells 100 years old or older. For the first time in my life, I have a past.
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A very riveting movie
1 August 2014 | by giantsteps60See all my reviews

What I never understood was how the holocaust could have happened in a country that had excelled in philosophic thoughts, music and literature. I have seen many films related to the holocaust. I have even visited Auschwitz. I never thought I would see a film like this on the subject. The film was very sensitively produced and seemed very honest to the content. What is fascinating is that the characters were all real. Like a documentary. Yet the film had a story that flowed. I would certainly see it again to fill the gaps that I may have missed. What I would also like to find out is the reaction to this film in Israel and Germany.


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