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Synopsis: A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again.

Genre

Documentary

Rated

NR

Language

German, French and English

Run Time

94 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Directed by

Ruth Beckermann

Written by

Ruth Beckermann

Produced by

Ruth Beckermann

Prod. Company

Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival - Germany - 2018

Glashütte Original Documentary Award (The Waldheim Waltz)

Press

100% Liked - [Rotten Tomatoes]

Country of Origin

Austria

Production Year

2018

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