Hitler's Children (2012)
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A film whose core is a haunting question: When parents are monstrous, where does filial love begin and end?
The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness.
The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children.
Haunting documentary about the descendants of top Nazi leaders struggling to endure their horrific legacy.
Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, "Hitler's Children" takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject.
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Really nice film but to me Hoess' grandchild didn't seem authentic and seemed to be playing it up for the cameras towards the end of the film. Before arriving to the Auschwitz he was very disappointed about what happened in the concentration camps at the hands of his grandfather but upon arrival he seemed happy and thrilled like he was visiting Disneyland, wanting to take a million pictures and re-inact photos of his father's childhood pictures. I guess it's difficult to hold back excitement when you arrive to the place where your father grew up but when that place happens to be the front facade of a death camp, I would expect a different reaction especially when visiting with the grandson of a victim of the holocaust. I guess anyone can make this mistake of being overly happy at inappropriate moments, but this was my initial reaction to his.
A compelling look at the sense of blood-guilt shared by the descendants of some of the most notorious Nazi monsters. I found it thoughtful, disgusting and moving.
A striking, and important, documentary revealing the burden that must be faced when descended from Nazi war criminals..."Not every story has a happy ending." This is powerful stuff, and gets even more emotional the further into the film you get. No one ever forgets what happened, but some choose to forgive, while other choose to only remember.
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