Op de drempel van het grote vergeten

Thom Verheul Long documentary - 2003 - 102 min.

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Accompanied by a young historian from Putten, director Thom Verheul searches for an answerable member of the German occupation army, who wants to render account for the massive raid in Putten on 2 October 1944, which led to the death of more than 540 men in German labour camps. In this investigative documentary, Verheul, whose voice-over makes no secret of his view of the enemy, and the historian pay visits to victims, archives and authorities. They even attend a reunion of Wehrmacht veterans from the Hermann Göring division that executed the raid. But they get bogged down everywhere. Most people involved have meanwhile passed away; older Germans who might be able to help them trivialise the event. When they have almost abandoned hope, they unexpectedly find a living former Wehrmacht adjudant. At first, he also beats around the bush, but then his wife starts putting pressure on him.

Credits

Director(s) Thom Verheul
Script Thom Verheul
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Teun Pfeil
Hans Dunnewijk
Sound on Set
Music
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Production Country
Netherlands