The Last of the Unjust Movie

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Who's Involved:

Claude Lanzmann

Release Date:

Friday, December 13, 2013 (New York)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 3 hrs, 40 m

Plot: What's the story about?

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto.

2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 – without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved –exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town “given to the Jews by Hitler”, a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller.

Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils.

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A look at the The Last of the Unjust behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Claude Lanzmann last directed Shoah.

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Filming Timeline

On or about November 24, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

The Last of the Unjust Release Date: When was it released?

The Last of the Unjust was released in 2013 on Friday, December 13, 2013 (New York release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas and American Hustle.

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