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SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny became a legend in his own time. "Hitler's favorite commando" acquired a reputation as a man of daring, renowned for his audacious 1943 mission to extricate Mussolini from a mountain-top prison. Yet, he was also an egoist who stole other men's credit, an unrepentant Nazi, and a self-aggrandizing hogger of the limelight. This insightful documentary draws on in-depth research to uncover the truth about Skorzeny's career and complex personality. From his background as a student radical in Vienna to his bloody service with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front, his surprise rebirth as a commando, and his intriguing post-war career and mysterious fortune, this film tells Otto Skorzeny's story in full for the first time.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with directors Pablo Azorín Williams & Pedro de Echave, and moderator Jack Rosenbaum. To view the conversation please click here.


The Miami Jewish Film Festival virtual program is made possible with the generous support of Benjamin Nahum and Tamar Roodner.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    67 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Director
    Pedro de Echave García, Pablo Azorín Williams
  • Screenwriter
    Pedro de Echave García
  • Cast
    Luis Maria Pardo, Jose Luis Blanco Corredoira, Ralph P. Ganis, Almudena Grandes
  • Cinematographer
    Javier Gonzalez Bordas
  • Editor
    Nofre Moya, Luis Perez
  • Music
    Francisco Albeniz