Israel 2020 – Director: Chanoch Ze'evi – Original language: German – Subtitles: English – Length: 65 min.

The committed Wehrmacht Officer Wilm Hosenfeld saved the life of countless Jews. The inhabitants of Thalau, where he last lived, are at odds as to whether they should honour his memory. A cleverly constructed, fascinating film that follows the deliberations even-handedly.

We present the World Premiere of the film.

No youth rating


Chanoch Ze'evi

For almost 20 years, the Israeli director and producer has been making films that deal with social and political identity issues, conflict and reconciliation. His company Maya Productions produces documentary films.


HITLER'S CHILDREN, IL 2011, 80 min.
NADIAS FRIENDS, IL 2006, 60 min.

Competition DOK.deutsch

Intense stories and unusual things about our homeland: The competition presents films that deal with people and topics in the German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch is endowed with 5,000 euros.


In cooperation with


Writer: Chanoch Ze'evi. Camera: Yoram Millo. Sound: Avi Mizrahi. Editing: Yoni Kohen. Music: Ophir Leibovitch. Production: Maya Productions Ltd., Broadcaster: 3sat. Producer: Chanoch Ze'evi. Co-Producers: Hoferichter & Jacobs Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH Berlin, Germany. International Sales: Autentic GmbH – Division Autentic Distribution. Distribution: Autentic GmbH – Division Autentic Distribution.

DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb 2021

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