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Directed by Chanoch Ze’evo

Israel, 2022


Hebrew, German

52 minutes

Bad Nazi. Good Nazi" is the extraordinary story of German officer Wilm Hosenfeld, immortalized in Roman Polanski’s film as the Nazi who saved The Pianist’s life. Hosenfeld’s personal diaries record his chilling, gradual disillusionment with the Nazi war machine he belonged to and that Szpilman, incredibly, is just one of sixty people he saved. Thalau’s group of supporters are inspired to have Hosenfeld memorialized at the local school he led before enlisting in Hitler’s army, but the villagers struggle to come to terms with the complicated legacy of a man they want to forget; a Nazi officer and a serial rescuer. Preceded by the short film, Kippah: Based on actual events, this film tells the story of 15-year-old Oskar who newly visits a multi-cultural high school.

Bad Nazi, Good Nazi


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