Später wirst du es verstehen

Später wirst du es verstehen

Frankreich / Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Modern day Paris. Victor, a man of around forty years of age is standing alone in front of the "Mur des Noms", a memorial to the French Jews who were deported during the Nazi occupation. Deep in thought, he looks at the engraved names of the victims of the Holocaust.

Paris, twenty years earlier. Rivka lives in an apartment full of rummage, beautiful antiques and plenty of memorabilia. The old lady is preparing the evening meal for her son. On television there is a programme covering the opening session of the trial against Klaus Barbie – the "butcher of Lyon", Gestapo chief and leader of a regiment of terror who, having been extradited from Bolivia to France in 1983, is now standing trial for the deportation of Jews as well as his crimes against humanity. Although Rivka tries to keep her feelings under control, no sooner does she hear the voice of one witness at the trial, a survivor, than she can no longer suppress her emotions. Meanwhile, her son Victor is in his office. He too is following the beginnings of the trial on television. Victor′s desk is littered with letters and documents concerning his family; he is trying to order his family′s history, now strewn all over the table. He is so lost in thought that he doesn′t even acknowledge his secretary′s questions. During the evening meal with Rivka it becomes clear just how close mother and son are. And yet, neither mentions the news of the day that has affected them both so deeply. Whenever Victor brings the conversation around to Barbie′s trial, Rivka finds an excuse to get up from the table.

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Amos Gitaï
Screenplay:Dan Franck, Jérôme Clément
Director of photography:Caroline Champetier
Editing:Isabelle Ingold
Music:Louis Sclavis
  
Cast: 
Jeanne MoreauRivka
Hippolyte GirardotVictor
Dominique BlancTania
Emmanuelle DevosFrançoise
Daniel DuvalGroßvater Gornick
Denise Aron-SchropferGroßmutter Gornick
  
Production company:Image et Compagnie (Paris)
Producer:Nicole Collet, Serge Moati

All Credits

Director:Amos Gitaï
Screenplay:Dan Franck, Jérôme Clément
Adaptation:Marie-Jose Sanselme, Amos Gitaï
based on:Jérôme Clément (Erzählung)
Director of photography:Caroline Champetier
Set design:Manu de Chauvigny (Szenenbild)
Costume design:Moïra Douguet
Editing:Isabelle Ingold
Music:Louis Sclavis
  
Cast: 
Jeanne MoreauRivka
Hippolyte GirardotVictor
Dominique BlancTania
Emmanuelle DevosFrançoise
Daniel DuvalGroßvater Gornick
Denise Aron-SchropferGroßmutter Gornick
  
Production company:Image et Compagnie (Paris)
in co-production with:Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
in association with:France 2 Cinéma (Paris), Agav Hafakot (Tel Aviv)
Producer:Nicole Collet, Serge Moati
Line producer:Laurent Truchot
Unit production manager:Jean-Marc Abbou
Length:89 min
Format:35mm, HD
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF . Berlinale Special

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Später wirst du es verstehen
Weiterer Titel Later
Weiterer Titel (FR) Plus tard, tu comprendras...

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Original

Length:89 min
Format:35mm, HD
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF . Berlinale Special
 

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