Harlan - Im Schatten von Jud Süss (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Seuss)
Harlan - Im Schatten von Jud Süss (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Seuss) (2010)

Many Germans who collaborated with the Nazi regime during the Third Reich later found themselves standing trial for crimes against humanity, but only one was an artist prosecuted for his work. Veit Harlan was a film director who, unlike… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 3, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Psychobiography of this sort runs throughout the film, and Moeller lets it all unspool without undue editorializing. Some of the ironies are flabbergasting.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Harlan must have felt he was the right filmmaker at the right place at the right time. Did he ever stop to think that his luck also meant the doom of millions? Moeller's documentary can't supply an answer. It does, however, make the rest of us wonder.

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Graham Fuller

Whatever florid talent Harlan had, he apparently had no scruples.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A potentially fascinating topic is given a disappointing treatment.

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Jonathan F. Richards

Moeller stirs up a hot broth of ideas about culpability, and the power of art for good and for evil.

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

Ultimately, Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss is interesting for plunging into the labyrinthine psychological turmoil of the Harlan family, but it focuses too little on the root cause.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

As Moeller interviews all the candid and articulate surviving relations, we come to see how Harlan's toxic legacy played out among the generations, shattering the haunted family in ways that are disturbing and surprising.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Moeller is not heavy-handed in drawing conclusions; he leaves this largely to the audience.

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Perri Nemiroff

Maintains a steady pace, and the score retains a sense of dismay without creating an unnecessarily depressing tone that would tarnish the more hopeful moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
cody franklin
What a waste of time. This could have been a good doc, and it had everything going for it. Great subject matter with plenty of footage, conflict within a… More

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