L'Ombre du Commandant, Daniela Völker's documentary to be released in November

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on June 6th, 2024 at 06:50 p.m.
Daniela Völker's documentary The Shadow of the Commander explores the confrontation between Rudolf Höss's son and his father's story, in theaters November 6, 2024.

Daniela Völker, a director committed to deeply human and necessary work, presents her new documentary The Shadow of the Commander. This gripping film follows Hans Jürgen Höss, son of Rudolf Höss, the infamous commandant of the Auschwitz camp. At the age of 87, Hans Jürgen is confronted for the first time with the appalling deeds of his father, who was responsible for the murder of over a million Jews. This documentary comes at a time when the story of the Höss family has recently been brought to light by the Oscar-winning film The Zone of Interest.

The Shadow of the Commander tells the story of two lives separated by a wall of horror and silence. The documentary follows the journey of Hans Jürgen Höss, confronted for the first time with his father's legacy, and his historic encounter with anAuschwitz survivor. More than 70 years after theHolocaust, this film highlights the scars left by the past and the efforts to overcome them. The Shadow of the Commander is an intense reflection on memory, guilt and redemption.

This documentary will appeal to those interested in history, poignant documentaries and psychological explorations of the consequences of the Second World War. The Shadow of the Commander is distinguished by its focus on Hans Jürgen Höss's personal and intimate confrontation with his father's past, offering a rarely seen perspective on the intergenerational repercussions of the Holocaust. Those touched by works such as Shoah, Son of Saul and Night and Fog will find this documentary an equally moving and essential exploration.

Daniela Völker'sShadow of the Commander promises to be a deeply moving and necessary documentary, exploring one man's confrontation with his father's monstrous legacy and the stories of the survivors. Scheduled for theatrical release on November 6, 2024, this film should offer a unique opportunity to reflect on the lasting impact of the Holocaust and the quest for reconciliation and remembrance.

Official trailer of the movie Shadow of the Commander (2024) :

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Starts November 6th, 2024

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