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Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, the 'The Decent One' exposes a unique and at times uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the merciless 'Architect of the Final Solution'
Volk ans Gewehr
composed by Arno Pardun
performed by SS-Standarte 42
conducted by Alexander Heinz Flessburg See more »
Original at first, but fizzles out
I liked the first half or so. They use German voices to read letters, and using these letters they paint a very intimate portrait of Himmler and his family. It honestly got so intimate that I had to remind myself that it's an Israeli production. Towards the end though, their use of era footage, which seemed like stock footage, was very graphic.
This footage turned away from a psychological examination to just gore. I think the idea of a psychological examination of a mass murderer is a very good idea, but the footage was too distracting and seemed more like a History Channel documentary. If they had labeled where some of the footage was from, perhaps it would have been OK.
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