Pizza in Auschwitz

  • Documentary
  • 2008
  • 65 / 52 min.
  • Director(s): Moshe Zimerman
  • Producer(s): Osnat Trabelsi & Moshe Zimerman

Synopsis

Danny Hanoch is a Holocaust survivor. In his words, he has a BA (Bachelor of Auschwitz) and was fortunate to have a personal physician growing up: Dr. Mengele. This impressive man, who never sheds a tear, has succeeded joining every possible delegation to Poland and the death camps, but failed to do one thing: convince his children, Miri and Sagi, to visit the landscape of his lost childhood with him. In six days, inside one van, father, children and a film crew travel ‘that’ Europe, traversing the terrain where Danny was forced to ‘camp’ again and again. When they reach Birkenau, the ‘final destination’, Danny wants to fulfill a life-long fantasy: to spend the night in his old barracks, on his old bunk, with his own children. Around a tray of pizza, bought in the nearby town of Auschwitz, father and children have the inevitable blow-out filled with black humor and great pain.

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Credits

Director(s)

Moshe Zimerman

Producer(s)

Osnat Trabelsi & Moshe Zimerman

Script

Moshe Zimerman

Cinematography

Avi Kener & Moshe Zimerman

Editor

Inbar Tavor

Original Music

Ellyot

Editing Director

Tali Goldenberg

Writing and Narration

Miri Chanoch

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Youth Jury of the Filmschule
    Dok Leipzig
    2008
  • WINNER

    The Golden Dragon prize
    Krakow IFF
    2008
  • WINNER

    Grand Prix
    Berdyansk Film Festival
    2008

Dok Leipzig , Germany , Official Competition , 2008

IDFA , The Netherlands , Best of Fest , 2008

Doc Point Helsinki , Finland , 2008

ZagrebDox , Croatia , 2008

One World , Czech Republic , 2009

Bergamo Film Meeting , Italy , 2009

BAFICI , Argentina , 2009

OXDOX , UK , 2009

Vision Du Reel , Switzerland , 2009

Skopje Film Festival , Macedonia , 2009

NodoDocFest , Italy , 2009

Krakow International Film Festival , Poland , 2009

IFFTAC- International Festival of Films on Tribal Art & Culture , India , 2009

Moscow International Film Festival , Russia , 2009

Sole Luna International Film Festival , Italy , 2009

One World Bratislava , Slovakia , 2009

Perspektive : International Human Rights Film Festival , Germany , 2009

PRAVO LJUDSKI Human rights Film Festival , Bosnia and Herzegovina , 2009

Boston Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2009

WATCH DOCS- Human rights in films FF , Poland , 2009

Berdyansk Film Festival , Ukraine , 2009

Flahertiana International documentary film festival , Russia , 2009

This human world , Austria , 2009

Magnolia International Documentary Awards , China , 2009

Lodz of Four Cultures Festiva , Poland , 2009

Kaunas International Film Festival , Lithuania , 2009

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Reviews

  • With a box of takeaway pizza, a camera, candles and emotions running at their highest, father and daughter fight out their lost childhoods.
    Jessica Elgot, The Jewish Chronicle

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