The true story that inspired the Oscar-winning “The Zone of Interest,” “The Commandant’s Shadow” tells how, eight decades after Auschwitz, Hans Jurgen Höss and Anita Lasker Wallfisch – both survivors in their very different ways – come face to face, together with their children, to explore how the Holocaust has impacted all their lives.

It’s a historic moment, the first time the descendant of a major war criminal meets a survivor in such a private and intimate setting.

Told through firsthand testimony, letters, personal and historical archive footage, this feature-length documentary is about a mother and daughter, a father and son, and the shadow cast down the generations.

Raising questions about love, guilt and forgiveness, it is also a story of hope, acceptance and compassion.

  • Director :
  • Daniela Völker
  • Starring :
  • Kai Höss, Maya Lasker Wallfisch, Hans Jurgen Höss, Anita Lasker Wallfisch
  • Release Date :
  • 12 Jul 2024
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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