FALKENAU (1988)

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Alternative titles

  • FALKENAU, VISION DE L'IMPOSSIBLE (SAMUEL FULLER TEMOIGNE) Original
  • FALKENAU THE IMPOSSIBLE SAMUEL FULLER BEARS WITNESS Alternative
  • SAMUEL FULLER TEMOIGNE Alternative
  • FALKNEAU Alternative
  • FALKENAU Alternative

Synopsis

Film in which Samuel Fuller bears testimony to what was discovered at the concentration camp of Falkenau in the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia, which his division liberated in 1945. It includes the film that he shot there as an amateur cameraman of the nearby village VIPs being forced to dress bodies and bury the camp's last victims, at the instigation of an American officer infuriated by the village inhabitants' claims not to have known about the camp and what went on there. Samuel Fuller gives a commentary and explanation of the film as it runs, and also gives his views on Nazism and those who claim that the concentration camps and mass murders never happened, as well as considering the depths to which men can stoop and the cold calculation of the organisation and attitudes towards the concentration and labour camps held by the Nazis.

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