The Decent One

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Dec 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Dec 13, 2014 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Dec 14, 2014 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Dec 15, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Dec 18, 2014 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:94 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Vanessa Lapa
Country Listing:Austria, Israel
Copyright:2014
Rating:PG
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Blue Ice Docs Inc.

Description

A recently discovered cache of hundreds of personal letters, diaries and photos belonging to Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler seems to reveal a thoughtful, loving husband and devoted father to his daughter. The documents first found in the Himmler family house in 1945 were hidden in Tel Aviv for decades and sold to the father of the Israeli documentary filmmaker, Vanessa Lapa. Through readings of Himmler’s and his family’s most personal writings and rare restored film footage from key German archives, Lapa has fashioned a fascinating case study: a portrait of the man responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Second World War, who thought of himself in heroic terms.

In English and German, with English subtitles.

Co-presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Additional Information

Winner—Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 2014