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SPOTLIGHT

A NAZI LEGACY: WHAT OUR FATHERS DID

Directed by David Evans
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 92 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE A NAZI LEGACY: WHAT OUR FATHERS DID
Can you imagine what it means to grow up as the child of a mass murderer? Hans Frank and Otto von Wächter were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII. Nazi Governors and consultants to Hitler himself, the two are collectively responsible for thousands of deaths. But what stood out to Philippe Sands were the impressions they left on their sons. While researching the Nuremberg trials, the human rights lawyer came across two men who re-focused his studies: Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter. The men hold polar opposite views on the men who raised them.

Through a series of unadulterated conversations with Frank and von Wächter, Sands and director David Evans strip away at titles and ranks to explore the character lying underneath the infamous criminals, their patriarchal influence, and the price of forgiveness. A unique look on the father/son relationship, A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did brings new meaning to the ties that bind us.

—Geoffrey Gilmore
Documentary
About the Director(s)
David Evans is an Emmy-nominated, multi-award winning director of film and television. He directed the feature film Fever Pitch, starring Colin Firth, and is now established as a leading director of high-end TV drama in the UK, with credits including Shameless, Downton Abbey, and Russell T. Davies' Cucumber.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    92 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    David Evans
  • Screenwriter:
    Philippe Sands
  • Producer:
    Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
  • Editor:
    David Charap
  • Associate Producer:
    Josephine Davies
  • Cinematographer:
    Sam Hardy, Philipp Blaubach
  • Executive Producer:
    Philippe Sands, Nick Fraser, David Evans
  • Composer:
    Malcolm Lindsay
  • Cast:
    Philippe Sands, Niklas Frank, Horst von Wächter

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