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Schächten — A Retribution

May 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Schächten — A Retribution

Schächten — A Retribution

National Center for Jewish Film’s Annual Film Festival
May 7-23, 2023
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
All screening in person – on the big screen!

Schächten — A Retribution


Introduction by Karin Oehlenschlaeger, Program Curator, Goethe-Institut Boston

In Vienna in the 1960s, Victor (Jeff Wilbusch) a young Jewish businessman bears witness to an unthinkable miscarriage of justice: the acquittal of the Nazi concentration camp commandant who murdered his mother, sister, and grandparents when he was a child. Reeling from the legal system’s failure to mete out punishment and acknowledge historical facts, and less sanguine about the corrosive antisemitism and historical whitewashing of his Austrian countrymen, Victor resolves to take the law into his own hands. This dynamic, lavishly mounted historical drama about the scars of war and the road to revenge includes the rare depiction of the lives of Austrian Jews in the years following World War II.

Director: Thomas Roth | Austria | 2022 | 110m | German with English subtitles



May 21, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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