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November 1, 2012
A spellbinding documentary about family secrets ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2012
Who lied or who hid the truth?. . .The more and more public facts and private revelations Goldfinger uncovers are tantalizingly confounding and irresistibly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 26, 2012
The Flat is about the persistence of denial, and of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 26, 2012
A fascinating and sensitive examination of Jewish-Nazi collaboration, generational amnesia and the delicate construction of the thing we call history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2012
It tells an out-of-the-ordinary personal story and examines broad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2012
A film that begins as a family quest but evolves into a gripping study of know-don't-tell reticence and the umbilical tie of a lost homeland.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2012
Goes from intriguing to astonishing by way of unfathomable.
October 18, 2012
Ultimately, this is not a film about one specific event but about human nature - most notably, the instincts toward denial and delusion, acceptance and forgiveness. From start to finish, revelations abound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2012
In families, this fascinating film suggests, acknowledging or denying the darker truths of one's legacy is a choice that must be made again and again, each and every day.
October 16, 2012
There's only so deep Goldfinger can dig. After a while, he's left unearthing nothing but fitfully fascinating speculation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2012
Accusation is the rhetoric of outrage, and Arnon Goldfinger can't bring himself to experience even conservative anger, regardless of its appropriateness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2012
A superbly edited doc about an unusual relationship between a Jewish woman and a German SS officer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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