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Prisoner of Paradise

Posted by martinteller on August 31, 2005

Sometimes I wonder why I’m so fascinated with the Holocaust… but then I wonder how people could NOT be fascinated with it.  I confess I haven’t actually read a lot about it, but I’ve seen a lot of movies about it now and it never ceases to astonish me.

This is a very good film, though not exactly ground-breaking.  Things are kept interesting through the usual balanced mixture of interviews, stock footage, stills, current locations, and recreations.  Ian Holm does a fine job with the narration, too.  I wasn’t familiar with Theresienstadt before, so that was enlightening.  Did Gerron do a bad thing?  It’s hard to judge.  Perhaps the line between being unheroic and being a traitor is sometimes too thin.  Rating: 8 


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