Ali Ungar discovers in his 80s a book written by an SS soldier describing how he killed his parents back in Slovakia. He decides to take revenge, but when he arrives at the soldier's house he finds his son instead.
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg, who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men, in everything opposite, embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy. They discover a country eager to forget its past. They realise their memories are fragments mixed with their imagination and interpretation. They connect in silence and manage to discover their own identity.
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Slow paced, needs attention, but worth watching
The movie follows the travels of the two main characters - descendants of the killer and a victim in World War II in Slovakia. It builds on a succession of images/situations in signature Sulik style - with gentle humor, geared very slightly towards absurdity, interspersed with some gut wrenching parts involving narratives of the surviving witnesses.
The world has changed, people don't really care - or do they? Should they?
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