Directed by Costa-Gavras (France/Germany/Romania, 2002, 132 min.). In French, Italian and German with English subtitles. Digital.
Nazi officer Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur), a chemist by training, is assigned to develop a disinfectant to purify water for the German army, but soon discovers that his invention, Zyklon B, is being used to exterminate imprisoned Jews. Horrified, he approaches a number of diplomatic figures with his story, but only Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassovitz), a priest, takes him seriously.
Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Followed by a discussion with Kevin Spicer, C.S.C. (History Dept., Stonehill College); Paul Bookbinder (History Dept., U. Mass/Boston); John Michalczyk (Director of Film Studies Program, Boston College; author, Costa-Gavras: The Political Fiction Film)
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