Wolf / EN version

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • Italy
  • Czech Republic
Duration
59min
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Subtitles

Rabbi Benjamin Murmelstein (1905-1989) was head of the Jewish Council of the artificial ghetto of Terezín (Theresienstadt in German). The Nazis made him representative of the community destined for extermination. Victim of a tragic contradiction, after the Liberation he was tried and absolved from the accusation of collaborating with the Nazis; he moved to Rome, where he was ostracized by the Jewish community until he died. His son Wolf devoted his life to redeem his image, trying to paint a more complex picture of the role his father played in Terezín. The film reconstructs through the conversation between Wolf and the psychoanalyst David Meghnagi a son’s relationship with the memory of his father, between the acceptance, the denial, and the thematization of a common and familiar tragedy.

Details

  • Original title
    Wolf / EN version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    David Meghnagi, Claudio Giovannesi
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Michele D’Attanasio
  • Editing
    Giuseppe Trepiccione
  • Music
    Claudio Giovannesi, Andrea Moscianese
  • Sound
    Angelo Bonanni, Filip Slavík
  • Duration
    59 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Italy
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production

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