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In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery Reviews

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.
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
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 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.