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In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (2011)

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In Heaven, Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery is an enchanting journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories. North of Berlin's noisy city centre, surrounded by a jungle of trees and lush foliage, lies the peaceful and secluded 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. Its one hundred acres hold 115,000 graves and a meticulous archive record. The cemetery has never closed, and was one of the few institutions to remain in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. Award-winning director Britta Wauer's charming portrait creates a serene experience following a delightful array of characters from around the world: mourners, tourists, a young family residing at the cemetery, a third-generation gravedigger and an ornithologist studying rare birds of prey. -- (C) Official Site

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Interviews with the cemetery director and with adults who grew up in buildings on the outskirts convey something we might not have imagined, or bothered to imagine-affection for a cemetery.

June 19, 2013 | Full Review…

A playful, poetic and all-around charming documentary, an off-center look at an unusual institution.

January 12, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In Heaven, Underground is an oddity: an upbeat film about a cemetery.

November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There are fascinating stories to be told, and we do get a few. But much of the movie feels padded, as if Wauer didn't uncover quite enough substance to fill out her chronicle.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"In Heaven, Underground" captures the aura of the Weissensee in its many layers. The sense of place may be expected, but it's also poetic and exquisite.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Most people wouldn't expect a film that's inherently about death (and, to a lesser extent, the Holocaust) to be uplifting, but the gentle, tender documentary In Heaven, Underground ultimately achieves it.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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