2023 Mayerson JCC Film Festival

Schächten - A Retribution [Virtual Film Screening]

Expired February 9, 2023 12:30 AM
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Presenting Partner: AJC Cincinnati

Additional partnership support from The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center 

VIENNA 1960s. Victor, a young Jewish businessman, has to witness how the prosecution of a Nazi crime perpetrated against his family unjustly fails in the courtroom. The political and legal system is still run by former Nazis. When Victor also loses his grief-stricken father and his girlfriend’s family opposes their relationship and his identity, Victor completely loses faith in the system and takes matters in his own hands.

Content Warning: violence, brief nudity 

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    110 minutes
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  • Director
    Thomas Roth
  • Screenwriter
    Thomas Roth
  • Producer
    Burkhard W.R. Ernst, Katharina Ernst, Thomas Roth, Konstantin Seitz
  • Co-Producer
    Klemens Hallmann, Michel Wagner
  • Cast
    Jeff Wilbusch, Christian Berkel, Georg Friedrich, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Julia Stemberger, Konstantin Frank, Miriam Fussenegger
  • Cinematographer
    Clemens Majunke
  • Editor
    Birgit Gasser
  • Production Design
    Uta Wiegele, Sebastian Thanheise, Georg Resetschnig
  • Sound Design
    Hjalti Bager Jonathansson, Johannes Baumann, Karim Weth
  • Music
    Erik K. Skodvin