What our fathers did: A Nazi legacy

A film by David Evans. n eng­lish with ger­man sub­tit­les.


Three men tra­vel through Euro­pe, visi­t­ing sites of Nazi war cri­mes in Poland and the Ukrai­ne. For two of the three, the jour­ney con­fronts them with the deeds of their fathers. Niklas Frank is the son of Hans Frank, once Gene­ral Gover­nor of Poland, also known as the „but­cher of Poland”. Horst von Wächter’s father Otto was Gover­nor of Gali­cia. The man who initia­ted the jour­ney is renow­ned lawy­er Phil­ip­pe Sands, who lost part of his fami­ly in the Holo­caust. During the cour­se of the three men’s encoun­ter with the past, con­flic­ts emer­ge. While Horst von Wäch­ter defends his father, Hans Frank is fil­led with an almost obses­si­ve hat­red. Two sons, two com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent truths. The film is an extra­or­di­na­ry docu­ment about the lega­cy of mass mur­de­rers and their influ­ence on the descen­dants.


GB 2015 96 Min., engl. OmU
Regie : David Evans

Dreh­buch : Phil­ip­pe Sands
Kame­ra : Phil­ipp Blau­bach, Matt Gray, Sam Har­dy
Schnitt : David Cha­rap
Prot­ago­nis­ten : Phil­ip­pe Sands, Niklas Frank, Horst von Wäch­ter