The story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself. He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools.
Jeroen van Koningsbrugge,
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »
Antonio de la Torre,
1943. With the World War II in the maximum exchange of hostilities, life is too merciless and cruel for the inmates who live in the camp of Mauthausen, where between others they are the soldiers who fought and lost in the Spanish Civil War, exiled from Spain by General Franco after to won the war, considering them as no men's land and gifted to Third Reich as free workforce. In this scenery of eternal horror and brutality caused by the Nazis and the Kapos (violent inmates who work as guards to keep the order), young Francesc Boix tries to survive in the camp working as photographer being Paul Ricken's right-hand, Mauthausen's warden. Boix's daily life taking photos, talking with another inmates as Balbuena and Fonseca and making files of the dead inmates who died in failed escapes changes after to realize in an amateur radio created by them that the Third Reich have loss against Soviet Army in the Battle of Stalingrad. Fearing that Ricken and the rest of the Nazis make disappear all ...Written by
Mario Casas took German classes to prepare for his role as Francesc Boix. See more »
A perfect example how once solidified cliches tend to multiply themselves. The Graflex reporter camera was used by American photojournalists in the 1930-1950s and they became iconic in Hollywood movies. But why should they be used in Germany, the country leading the photographic industry worldwide for almost a century before and another 20 years after WWII? They produced and used their own gear that was nr. 1 in quality and had not why to use the crude Graflex. Besides, the specific Graflex model used in this movie is one produced after the war. See more »
[Looking at the Head of Medusa painting]
I like it.
Be careful. It used to turn onlookers to stone. I like having some artists as references.
I prefer taking pictures of reality.
Reality doesn't exist, Franz. It all depends on the point of view. Don't forget it.
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If you are interested in Holocaust during the World War II this is another one not to miss. A true story perfectly documented with many proofs. The scenarios are original and I really felt to be in this nightmare created by the Nazis. The actors delivered great performances. Bravo. It gets 10/10.
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