The Interrogation (The Kommandant)
Friday, Oct. 7, 1:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 10:10 a.m.
Director: Erez Pery
Runtime: 80 minutes
Language: German with English subtitles
In 1946, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest-serving commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, is awaiting trial in a Polish prison. Albert, a young and successful Polish investigation judge, is appointed to interrogate Höss and get the perfect confession out of him. The encounter between the two men unveils the frightening routine and banalization of evil that took place in the camp. By introducing the use of Zyklon B in Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss carried out the most efficient mass-killing process ever known, which claimed the lives of approximately 1.1 million people. The Interrogation is based on the memoirs Höss wrote before his execution.
Principal Cast: Romanus Fuhrmann, Maciej Marczewski
Writers: Erez Pery, Sari Turgeman
Producers: Elad Peleg, Haggai Arad, Mathias Schwerbrock
Cinematographer: Boubkar Benzabat
Editor: Lev Goltser