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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Terrorists in Retirement

    1984. France. Mosco Boucault. 84 min.

  • The Liberation of Auschwitz

    1986. West Germany. Irmgard von zur Mühlen, Begt von zur Mühlen. 60 min.

Friday, February 12, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Terrorists in Retirement

    1984. France. Directed by Mosco Boucault. Narrated by Simone Signoret, Gérard Desarthe. The “terrorists” are a handful of now-elderly men who recount their experiences as illegal Jewish refugees who fled Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe for the relative safety of Paris in the early 1940s. As “French” Resistance fighters they carried out the most dangerous assignments, assassinating Nazis on the metro or in the streets. Boucault uncovers considerable evidence that local Communist Party members betrayed them—allowing many to be arrested by the French police and turned over to the Nazis in late 1943. Courtesy the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York. In French; English subtitles. 84 min.

  • The Liberation of Auschwitz

    1986. West Germany. Directed and produced by Irmgard von zur Mühlen, Begt von zur Mühlen. A film composed principally of Soviet film footage, shot between January 27 and February 28, 1945, when the Russian troops entered the Auschwitz concentration camp. The footage found its way onto the shelves of Soviet archives, where it remained for some forty years, until the resourceful Von zur Mühlens tracked it down through Alexander Voronstov, the only surviving cameraman from the wartime team. Courtesy Goethe-Institut, New York. English-language version. 60 min.