The Testament (2017)

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Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.


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29 January 2019 | schreck-42434
10
| Patient, suspenseful and emotionally powerful,
Memorable and captivating cinematography. And I will add that the acting was perfect. Believable characters were rendered alive and sympathetic by performers who were sometimes subtle and sometimes intensely engaging . I know how exhausting it is to research my family genealogy and uncover the truth about family members murdered in the Holocaust. Many - including my parents - hid the truth, or refused to speak of it to their children, or were simply unable to endure the emotional pain of recalling the horrors of Nazi Germany and Eastern European pogroms. This film - focusing on just one massacre - encapsulated the frustrations of research, the poverty of memory, and the intense desire (or need) to uncover the truth. I was fortunate to see the film via my library's subscription to HOOPLA. I also recommend readers to read the other user comments for background on the events giving rise to this film. The payoff at the end was very satisfying.

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Release Date:

11 January 2018

Language

Hebrew, German, English, Yiddish


Country of Origin

Austria, Israel

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,489

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