Mijn naam was Cohen...

Ger Poppelaars Long documentary - 2012 - 70 min.

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In World War II, graphic designer Bau Winkel’s parents made a perilous journey across Europe, fleeing for the German occupying forces. During their flight, with final destination England, but due to circumstances ending in Switzerland, Bau’s father registered all events. Induced by this war chronicle full of beautiful drawings, train tickets and descriptions, their son decided to repeat the trip decades later, with Poppelaars in his wake. Looking for the exact route and the people that helped them at the time, Winkel tells his parents’ life story. Between times, shots of the diary in question enrich the story and the now aged parents talk about their vicissitudes. An extraordinary declaration of love to a Jewish man and his wife, who succeeded to make an impossible journey.

Credits

Director(s) Ger Poppelaars
Producer(s) Ger Poppelaars
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Director of Photography
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Sound Editor
Music
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Netherlands