Harlan - Im Schatten von Jud Süss (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Seuss) Reviews

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January 13, 2018
This movie is a one-trick pony. It depicts the efforts of Harlan's children and grandchildren, many who appear in the film, to clear his name from the taint of anti-Semitism. They didn't convince me.
October 11, 2015
Psychobiography of this sort runs throughout the film, and Moeller lets it all unspool without undue editorializing. Some of the ironies are flabbergasting.
July 7, 2010
A potentially fascinating topic is given a disappointing treatment.
June 10, 2010
As Moeller interviews all the candid and articulate surviving relations, we come to see how Harlan's toxic legacy played out among the generations, shattering the haunted family in ways that are disturbing and surprising.
June 3, 2010
Harlan must have felt he was the right filmmaker at the right place at the right time. Did he ever stop to think that his luck also meant the doom of millions? Moeller's documentary can't supply an answer. It does, however, make the rest of us wonder.
April 29, 2010
Moeller stirs up a hot broth of ideas about culpability, and the power of art for good and for evil.
August 15, 2017
Whatever florid talent Harlan had, he apparently had no scruples.
October 11, 2015
Ultimately, Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Sss is interesting for plunging into the labyrinthine psychological turmoil of the Harlan family, but it focuses too little on the root cause.
November 18, 2010
[Harlan} had a talent for making sentimental melodramas that meshed perfectly with Goebbels' desire to deliver propaganda through mass culture.
August 13, 2010
Maintains a steady pace, and the score retains a sense of dismay without creating an unnecessarily depressing tone that would tarnish the more hopeful moments.
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