The Last of the Unjust
aka Le dernier des injustes
First screened in September 2013
Director: Claude Lanzmann. Documentary built around the testimonies of Benjamin Murmelstein, the only surviving Jewish Elder from the Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt, a much-exploited site in Nazi propaganda. Screenplay: Claude Lanzmann.

Twitter Capsule: Lanzmann's epic rigor applied to one remarkable witness whose candor tilts inevitably into contradiction.

VOR:   Instant, unfair rep as Shoah footnote. This is not a retread. Stitches individual to collective experience in a distinct way. Different range of tones, too. Don't skip it.

Photo © 2013 Le Pacte/Synecdoche

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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