Auschwitz (film)

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Auschwitz
Auschwitz FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Uwe Boll
Produced by Sandra Basso
Uwe Boll
Dan Clarke
Jonathan Shore
Written by Uwe Boll
Starring Uwe Boll
Steffen Mennekes
Arved Birnbaum
Music by Jessica de Rooij
Cinematography Mathias Neumann
Edited by Charles Ladmiral
Distributed by Boll World Sales
Release dates
  • 13 February 2011 (2011-02-13)
Running time 73 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Auschwitz is a 2011 German drama film directed by Uwe Boll.

Plot[edit]

Part drama, part documentary, Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll effectively shows the viewers just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp was or could have been.

Cast[edit]

  • Steffen Mennekes - SS Guard
  • Arved Birnbaum - SS Camp Commander
  • Nik Goldman - Prisoner
  • Alexis Wawerka as Oven prisoner
  • Maximilian Gärtner - Young Boy
  • Harold Levy as Dentist prisoner
  • Uwe Boll as Nazi officer outside gas chamber

Production[edit]

Boll shot the film in 2010 from February to March in Zagreb, Croatia.[1] Auschwitz was filmed on the set of BloodRayne: The Third Reich.[2]

Release[edit]

The film premiered on 13 February 2011 in Berlin.[3] A number of critics boycotted the release "for being 'too gruesome'".[4][5]

Boll also filed a lawsuit against the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale) in 2011 as he objected to paying the €125 entry fee, stating "I don't believe the Berlinale handles all films fairly. Kosslick has his deals with the major studios and invites his old pals from the Filmstiftung days. There isn't fair competition".[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Uwe Boll: Auschwitz-Film: Mut ist nicht genug - B.Z. Berlin". Bz-berlin.de. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Gesehen: Zwei neue Filme von Uwe Boll - "Blubberella" und "Blood Rayne: The Third Reich"". Oliblog.blogg.de. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ ""Auschwitz": Uwe Boll zeigt Skandalfilm - FILMSTARTS". Filmstarts.de. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  4. ^ Hall, Allan (2010-11-12). "Holocaust film boycotted for being 'too gruesome'". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  5. ^ Kate Connolly in Berlin (2010-11-12). "German director's Holocaust film causes outrage | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  6. ^ Roxborough, Scott. "Director Uwe Boll to Sue Berlinale for 'Unfair Competition' (Berlin)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Eklat um Auschwitz-Film: Boll-Werk gegen Berlinale - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur". Spiegel.de. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 

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