A Visitor From the Living


1h 5m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Claude Lanzmann constructed this documentary around an interview he conducted with Maurice Rossel in 1979, during the shooting of "Shoah" (France/Switzerland/1985). Theresienstadt, a fortified town 50 miles northeast of Prague, had been chosen by the Nazis as the place for a "model ghetto," a ghetto

Film Details

Also Known As
Un Vivant qui passe, Visitor From the Living
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m

Synopsis

Claude Lanzmann constructed this documentary around an interview he conducted with Maurice Rossel in 1979, during the shooting of "Shoah" (France/Switzerland/1985). Theresienstadt, a fortified town 50 miles northeast of Prague, had been chosen by the Nazis as the place for a "model ghetto," a ghetto for show. As an International Red Cross representative, Rossel was selected to inspect the "model ghetto" at Theresienstadt in June 1944. Lanzmann documents how the Holocaust was allowed to happen by a world full of so-called decent human beings.

Film Details

Also Known As
Un Vivant qui passe, Visitor From the Living
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

"A Visitor From the Living" was video projected at the 1999 New York Film Festival.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "9th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival" January 16-27, 2000.

16mm

color

dialogue French

subtitled English

rtg MPAA NONE