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

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January 12, 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.
March 4, 2010
Director Moeller's hands-off approach results in too many undigested faces and cross-opinions for the majority unfamiliar with director Harlan.
July 7, 2010
A potentially fascinating topic is given a disappointing treatment.
March 2, 2010
Interesting but only partially satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2010
This open therapy session-slash-doc is a film festival and PBS-type item worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2010
Thought-provoking context for a notorious film, with fascinating details on Harlan's life and oeuvre, and the complex impact of his work and ignominy on his extended family.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 3, 2010
A provocative, illuminating and intriguing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
March 2, 2010
Stuffed with talking heads, Harlan is overlong and redundant, but its core questions are worthy.
March 4, 2010
shows that while art can quickly fade, guilt can last for untold generations
| Original Score: 3.5/5
March 18, 2010
Exhibit A as to why every generation needs to be reminded about the horrors of the Holocaust afresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 3, 2010
Although his focus remains on Veit Harlan, Mr. Moeller directly engages, if again not deeply, questions about German mass guilt and the responsibility of succeeding generations.
March 6, 2010
"Harlan: In the Shadow of the Jew Suss" is an engaging self-reflexive examination of a family grappling with, or refusing to fully acknowledge, something that is beyond the scope of generations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 24, 2010
More the exploration of German post-war guilt as it personally affects two different generations of one family than an analysis of Veit Harlan's films...fails to address a number of questions which it raises.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2010
Moeller stirs up a hot broth of ideas about culpability, and the power of art for good and for evil.
April 25, 2010
A thought provoking film about a dreadful body of work and its legacy for those yet unborn.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 2, 2010
Felix Moeller's terrific docu "Harlan -- In the Shadow of the Jew Suess" cleverly shifts the discourse and concentrates more on the director's family, subtly exploring questions of guilt and filial devotion while keeping the man's monstrous legacy front a
October 11, 2015
Ultimately, Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss is interesting for plunging into the labyrinthine psychological turmoil of the Harlan family, but it focuses too little on the root cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2010
Moeller is not heavy-handed in drawing conclusions; he leaves this largely to the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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