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In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery Reviews

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June 19, 2013
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.
May 2, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 12, 2012
A playful, poetic and all-around charming documentary, an off-center look at an unusual institution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2011
A majestic garden is the real star of this somber yet inspiring documentary.
November 28, 2011
Wondrous, captivating and genuinely heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.865/10
November 22, 2011
It's far too much ground for one 90-minute documentary to cover ... In Heaven, Underground, though, is gorgeously photographed.
November 18, 2011
In Heaven, Underground is an oddity: an upbeat film about a cemetery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2011
As a micro-to-macro tour of Germany's fraught relationship with its Jewish citizens, In Heaven Underground couldn't be more connective; as a straight doc, its aesthetic choices couldn't be more confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2011
The film's lead character is Weissensee Jewish Cemetery itself, a place that houses the dead, but has survived to become a symbol of human resilience, and of the importance of recognizing and respecting tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
It's regretful when the film essentially turns into little more than a good-mannered advertisement for a cemetery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2011
The film is flecked with moments of interest, though this decidedly minor and not particularly cinematographic affair is clearly best suited to television.
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