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Directed by Ruth Beckermann

Austria, 2018

Documentary

German, French and English (with English subtitles)

94 minutes

2019 Academy Awards - Official Selection
Best Foreign Language Film - Austria

Winner, Glashütte Original - Documentary Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2018

 

A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again.

The Waldheim Waltz

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Coming to Theaters!

 

Screens March 17th

Cleveland, OH - CIA Cinematheque

Awards

Winner - Jury Prize

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2019

Named One of the Best Films of 2018 by film critics Richard Brody (The New Yorker) and J. Hoberman

 

Official Entry - Austria

Best Foreign Language Film

2019 Academy Awards

Winner, Glashütte Original Documentary Award - Berlin International Film Festival 2018