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MEINE LIEBE REPUBLIK

by Elisabeth Scharang

synopsis

A young journalist stumbles upon a web of wrongdoings, cover-ups and shame while re-examining the story of Nazi doctor Heinrich Gross and one of his victims, Friedrich Zawrel. Zawrel, who as a child barely escaped being euthanised by the Nazis, meets his tormentor - who has become a popular court expert - for a second time in 1975. A film which questions the will to uncover the truth in postwar Austria.

original title: Meine liebe Republik
country: Austria
year: 2007
genre: documentary
directed by: Elisabeth Scharang
film run: 80'
release date: AT 21/09/2007
screenplay: Elisabeth Scharang
producer: Veit Heiduschka, Peter Thomsen
production: Wega Film
backing: Österreichisches Filminstitut (Austrian Film Institute), Filmfonds Wien (Vienna Film Fund), ORF
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