Six Million and One

2012

Six Million and One (2012)

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Past present and future mix in this eloquent, intense and surprisingly humorous portrait of documentary filmmaker David Fisher and his siblings, as they retrace the footsteps of their late father-a Holocaust survivor who was interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria. David's journey takes him to the U.S., where he meets American WWII veterans who participated in the liberation of his father and Gunskirchen camp. This sparks a remarkable journey to Austria by the Fisher siblings. They joke, kibitz and quarrel, and remind us that history and memory require active discussion among the later generations. -- (C) Official Site

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

A unique, highly personal approach to unraveling the endless mysteries of the Shoah.

Nov 8, 2012 | Full Review…

This self-indulgent documentary about the family dynamics among the children of a Holocaust survivor could have used a more ruthless editor.

Sep 28, 2012 | Full Review…

The siblings react with humor and horror to what they discover. So will many viewers of this self-indulgent but engaging work.

Sep 28, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Finding their way by flashlight, the siblings explore the labyrinthine tunnels of Gusen, dug by forced labor, that became a secret aircraft factory.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

Fisher's use of POV shots overlaid with narrated readings from his father's diary poignantly captures his desire to consciously inhabit scarred spaces ...

Sep 27, 2012 | Full Review…

Adds to documentary canon of the Holocaust as it grapples with repercussions and impact decades later on the next generation. . .though [family] arguments are hard to follow.

Oct 26, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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