Back to the Fatherland

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BACK TO THE FATHERLAND is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A universal tale in today's globalized world, weren't these young women and men moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria.

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Critic Reviews for Back to the Fatherland

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

  • Several engaging main characters and warm cross-generational relationships can't quite offset patchy storytelling and uncertain aims in "Back to the Fatherland."

    Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The idea is interesting but the implementation is uneven in "Back to the Fatherland," a documentary that looks at two generations of Israelis: one is hopeful, the other wary.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Back to the Fatherland is too shallow to do justice to its psychological quest.

    Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This film tells the tale of grandparents and their grandchildren. Some who live in Israel and some who have moved to Germany or Austria in search of a better life.

    Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ...the question becomes not how can Israel and the younger generations of Jews move on from the trauma of the Holocaust, but is moving on even possible?

    Jul 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The complicated historical and cultural ideas that Back to the Fatherland tackles are worthy of a deep dive, but unfortunately, this film isn't it.

    Jun 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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