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The Last of the Unjust (Le Dernier des Injustes) Austria, France / 2013

“An extraordinary testimony, with shattering revelations...a remarkable film.” — The Guardian

The Last of the Unjust, which screened in official selection at Cannes, is the newest film from Claude Lanzmann, the creator of Shoah* (1985) the seminal Holocaust documentary. From interviews he did in 1975 while creating Shoah, Lanzmann now focuses on a complex and unique figure: the Jewish Council president of the Thereseinstadt Ghetto, Benjamin Murmelstein. The film is essentially an extended, in-depth interview with one of the most notorious figures of the era. Lanzmann gives viewers a revealing depiction of Murmelstein, whose position highlights the complexities of moral responsibility and complicates our judgements and understanding of Jewish collaboration.

Please note:  This film will screen with a short intermission.

219 mins / German, French (English subtitles)

Director — Claude Lanzmann

Category — Brilliant Minds