The Last of the Unjust

2014, 218m, DCP, France/Austria

Lanzmann had long sought to make use of interview footage dating back to 1975, and finally built an entire movie around the recollections of Benjamin Murmelstein (who had died in 1989) combined with present-day footage of the filmmaker revisiting the scene of the crime. During WWII, Murmelstein was the rabbi in Czechoslovakia’s Theresienstadt ghetto concentration camp who managed to effect escapes—while spending seven years in daily contact with Adolf Eichmann.

In French, English, and German with English subtitles

Introduced by Lanzmann assistant Laura Koeppel on November 14

A film by Claude Lanzmann