Menschliches Versagen

Menschliches Versagen

Deutschland 2007/2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Human Failure

The expropriation of the German Jews benefitted virtually every other German citizen. It was not the Gestapo who invaded Jewish residences in order to confiscate all assets - from bank accounts to the last shirt - it was the German tax officials. A bizarre competition evolved between bureaucrats as to how one should organize the robbery of the Jews before they were expelled or sent to the gas chambers. Larger assets went to the tax offices, and the smaller assets and goods were sold to friends and neighbors in public auctions of "non-aryan" property. Many of the documents proving this expropriation were lost or destroyed; the ones that remained were hidden away. A search for traces...

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Michael Verhoeven
Assistant director:Luise Lindemair
Screenplay:Luise Lindermair, Michael Verhoeven
Director of photography:Britta Becker
Assistant camera:Matthias Boch, Joseph McCarthy, Joachim Hausleitner
Editing:Gabriele Kröber
Sound design:Sören Blüthgen
Sound:Markus Stoffel
Audio mixing:Sören Blüthgen
Music:Sami Hammi
Participation:Jutta Fleckenstein, Christiane Picard, Hubert Engelbrecht, Bernhard Grau
Production company:Sentana Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Michael Verhoeven
Producer (TV):Beate Schlanstein (WDR), Hubert von Spreti (Bayerischer Rundfunk [BR]), Manfred Hattendorf (SWR)
Unit production manager:Magnus Augustin
Production coordinator:Barbara Bauermeister
Shoot:02.03.2007-10.10.2007: München, Deutschland, Israel, USA
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:91 min
Format:DigiBeta, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 03.11.2008, West 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Menschliches Versagen

Versions

Original

Length:91 min
Format:DigiBeta, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 03.11.2008, West 3
 

Awards

Jerusalem International Film Festival 2009
Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award, Jewish Experience Awards