Schächten—A Retribution

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Schächten—A Retribution

Late 1960s, Vienna: Young Jewish businessman Victor carries a burning resentment and desire for justice after the crimes the Nazis perpetrated against his family decades earlier. With the Austrian political and legal system stacked against him—it’s virtually run by former Nazis—he is denied the solution he seeks and decides to take matters into his own hands, leading to an arresting conclusion. This stirring drama reminds us, says filmmaker Thomas Roth, of “how quickly the cycle of hatred can re-emerge in all of us.”

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2022 series.

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