Los Angeles Film Festival 2007
Oded Gur Arie was 12 when his father, an Israeli Mossad agent, left on assignment to Egypt to pose as German millionaire and ex-Nazi Wolfgang Lotz. When the elder Gur Arie’s subterfuge was eventually exposed, Oded and his mother realized he had become a stranger even to them. Nadav Schirman’s riveting documentary about a fractured family teases out all the secrets, tension, anguish and tentative hope entwined in the Mideast struggle. Employing a jazzy score and evocative home movies, this remarkable film digs into the tragedy of a narcissistic daredevil and the boy — now a man — who suffered the consequences of his dangerous life.
Germany, Israel, 2007, 90 min
In English, Hebrew, French, and German with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Director: Nadav Schirman
Writer: Nadav Schirman
Producers: Eilon Ratzkowsky, Koby Gal-Raday, Carl Ludwig Rettinger, Yossi Uzrad
Executive Producer: Hanz Robert Eisenhauer
Cinematographer: Itai Neeman
Editor: Joelle Alexis
Music: Ran Bagno
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