Bear witness to pure evil (other than watching Adolph Frump stoking racism) with a landmark film in which an Israeli director-for the very first time–gives voice to Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest serving commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp. As fascinating as it is disturbing , The Interrogation (Corinth Films) recreates the final interrogation of the infamous Nazi before his execution. The film is based on the bastard’s autobiography, The Commandant of Auschwitz.
In 1946, Höss was discovered by British troops in Gottrupel, Germany, disguised as a gardener after his whereabouts were divulged by his wife, believing that the betrayal would result in their son’s safety. Shortly afterward, the notorious commandant was taken to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and later handed over to the Supreme National Tribunal in Poland, which sentenced him to death by hanging.
While he was imprisoned and awaiting trial, he was interrogated at length to extract a perfect confession. The assigned interrogator: Albert Piotrowski, a young, successful investigative judge, who also happened to be fluent in German. With the language barrier erased, and a level of comfort attained, their chilling encounter brings to shocking life the horrifying, yet normalized, Auschwitz routines, and the banalization of evil that shook the world to its core.
I have a secret desire which I have admitted to few people.
My aunt Yolanda owns a Botero. An original Botero. I hope she bequeaths it to me. Just think! I can sell it and make lots of money.
Botero is one of the world’s most popular living artists, with millions of fans transcending cultures across the globe. While his art is instantly recognizable, the story of how he became “the Maestro” is largely unknown. Botero (Corinth Films) changes that.
This poetic, beautifully filmed documentary for award-winning filmmaker Don Millar offers an inspiring look at the power of relentless vision, unwavering conviction and a lifetime of discipline.
Weaving together original footage shot in 10 cities across China, Europe, New York and Colombia, with decades of family photos and archival video, the documentary grants home viewers unprecedented access to the artist and his family, along with a colorful cast of historians, curators and academics who together reveal the creativity and convictions at the heart of the artist. Botero ultimately brings together the man and his art to capture his essence—the quiet resolve and strength of character that allowed him to overcome poverty, decades of harsh criticism and the tragic death of his four-year-old son. Never-before-seen moments come to life: His children uncover 50 year-old sketches in a shuttered storage facility; cameras go behind the scenes at a show exhibiting his work alongside that of Pablo Picasso; the artist takes us on a private tour of his studio.
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