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Product details

  • Actors: Arved Birnbaum, Nik Goldman
  • Directors: Uwe Boll
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: High Fliers
  • DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004XWJ1C4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,470 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

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Echoing the sentiments of Schindler s List, Auschwitz is a hard-hitting but respectful war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp. Including documentary footage, controversial German director Uwe Boll (Rampage, Darfur) says 50% of the German population doesn't know anything about the Holocaust. When I realized that there were many people who deny the Holocaust, or who had a distorted point of view about it, I decided to make this movie and get straight to the point, without any metaphors.

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By T on 4 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
I picked this up in a store during a recent portcall. It's been abandoned to the ship's DVD library...

I didn't notice it was by Uwe Boll, else alarms would have rung and I'd have left it on the shelf. Like others, I thought it was going to be a proper movie, probably in the docu-drama genre. Well, it is a bit - once you get past the "interviews" with the surprisingly holocaust-ignorant German teenagers (I say "surprising" because, to the best of my knowledge, the holocaust is a non-negotiable part of the German curriculum, and holocaust denial is a criminal offence) you get a "docu-drama" of a day-in-the-life of the death camps, from the train arrival to the gassing. Apart from the poor direction and the even poorer script there are loads of inaccuracies. In the main, this seems to be a vehicle to indulge some sort of desire to get as many sets of male and female genitalia of a variety of ages in shot, which is where a glaring error reveals itself insofar as Brazilian waxing wasn't a thing of the time!!

But, really, that's a minor thing when it comes to the plethora of other "licenses" taken with history. From the moment the train pulls in they start to add up. In one brief clip some of the prisoners are seen dismounting a carriage, when prisoners were transported standing-room-only in cattle trucks, with the carriage in the train being provided for the guards. As the train arrives, a private soldier is smoking on the platform in an army where discipline was strict and smoking on duty was a no-no in the Wehrmacht let alone the SS. The commandant addresses soldiers with uniforms bearing SS flashes as "fahnrich" and "leutnant," when the SS equivalent ranks are "standartenjunker" and "untersharfuhrer" respectively.
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Not only is this film highly inaccurate, its really badly acted, badly scripted and put together. Its something and really rubbish amateur film student would do.

I have watched nearly everything regarding this subject and I can confirm this is the worst, most stupidest film I've ever seen.
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This is a strange film, it's not really documentary [it teaches you nothing] and it's not really a film [no narrative, no characterisation] to me it is a short film with archive footage and interviews included. I studied the Holocaust for my MA so i'll just break down the sections and give my opinion -

1. The interviews are before and after the film, German college students being asked about their knowledge about the holocaust, Judaism and touching on Israel / Palestine. There are some who know very little and some who know more. Was was most telling for me was when the film maker asked the youngsters what their grandparents did / thought about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The problem with this part was no explanation, the viewer is expected to make their own minds up about whether the things the young people say are true or misconceptions, whether they actually care about the Holocaust or not.

2. The actual film itself is pretty short and does not show a day in the life of Auschwitz as some others said, it purely focuses on 1 aspect of Auschwitz, the journey from cattle car to gas chamber. The message of this chunk of the film is that dying through suffocation by Zyklon B is painful and long. What I think most people were bothered by with this film is that it purely focused on death, yes Auschwitz Birkenau was a factory of death of course, but life went on for those prisoners who were granted their lives whether it be days, weeks or months. It did not show any of the other aspects of life at Auschwitz Birkenau, the barracks, the work duties,the brutalities of every day, the roll calls, the conversations, the struggles, the starvation, etc. It was just about nameless people being led to their death.
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I think this is an extraordinary film that sticks in the head and I can't understand the bad reviews. It is a very strange, unconventional film. There is a section where German teens are quizzed on what they understand about Auschwitz. Some are stunningly uninformed. Others know so much. Its disturbing the gulf in their knowledge. Some have literally no idea of what happened, some seem utterly unmoved. Its as if the whole thing happened in a different time , to different people even though they have grandparents, great-grandparents. I have seen a lot of documentaries and films about the Holocaust. I found the dramatisation in this wholly new, revelatory . It utterly brought home the mundane, business side of the camp. For the officers it was just a job. They are not monsters, just people doing a job. Doing the same thing, every day. Their routine you can feel has been smoothed over time. There is real horror for example when you see them shoot babies... The detail makes you really feel the full horror, the crying babies faces so close, so alive, so real. What you see, the killers saw. Held. And yet still found the ability to kill.
The tired, exhausted terrified people being shepherded in to their deaths after harrowing, arduous journeys. After months and maybe years of growing doubt and fear and uncertainty. Is this really the end? You feel for some a kind of resignation.
There is a chilling lack of drama, just another day, just another mass of people to be processed by jaded guards and nervous inmates. The slowness, stillness gives it reality. You get to take in the tiny details, the child being undressed by his father who is sure to put his little boots safely together, for afterwards. Its heartbreaking stuff but its unsentimentally done.
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