A Film Unfinished
A Film Unfinished (2010)

Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look at another film-the now-infamous Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 18, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A heartbreaking, haunting historical document, A Film Unfinished excavates particularly horrible chapter of Holocaust history, and in doing so, the film provides a glimpse into the Nazi propaganda machine.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An electrifying essay on film's ability to falsify history.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Yael Hersonski's A Film Unfinished reclaims history, teaches a lesson about the reliability of images and raises unanswerable questions about complicity.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

a new and uniquely disturbing perspective on the Shoah

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Filmmaker Yael Hersonski reshapes the impossibly vile and tragic source material into a devastating record of Nazi criminality.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

A remarkable new documentary that reminds us of film's inherent capacity for lying.

Emanuel Levy

Riveting, scary, and significant, Film Unfinished contrasts invaluable footage of agit-prop Nazi feature with the reaction of Warsaw Gehtto survivors to that footage and testimonies of the real life thee.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Yael Hersonski's documentary is infuriating, heartbreaking, devastating -- and scary. It depicts a lie upon a lie.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A Film Unfinished reminds you that the nightmare of the Holocaust knows no limits.

Brandon Judell

Painful, eye-opening, and extraordinarily necessary to view, especially by the young to whom the Holocaust is nowadays too abstract a notion to fully mentally envision in all of its grotesqueness

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
An insightful cache of informative but sickening images shot within the confines of Warsaw's Jewish Ghetto during the holocaust. Includes scenes staged by… More
Walter M.
There have been many incomplete films relegated to the dutsbins of oblivion. What separates the subject of "A Film Unfinished" is not its simple… More
Sam Barnett
The most depressing documentary that everyone should watch.
Glenn Gaylord
Some films transcend filmmaking or entertainment and just ARE important and valuable and necessary. This is one of those rare and true finds. Literally.… More
Cynthia S.
I'm not sure which was harder to watch...this film, or the extra feature "Death Mills". "Death Mills" is an actual short film directed… More