THE GERMAN NEIGHBOR

EL VECINO ALEMAN

By Rosario CERVIO, Martin LIJI

CRUZ DEL SUR CINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

In 1960 Adolf Eichmann was kidnapped in Argentina and taken to Israel to face trial. In 2015, Renate –a young German translator who lives in Buenos Aires- is hired to translate it. Her work shows the unusual life and remarkable trial defense of Eichmann.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Jewish
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rosario CERVIO, Martin LIJI
    • Writer(s)
    • Rosario CERVIO, Martin LIJI
    • Producer(s)
    • Martin LIJI (NANA CINE)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1960 Adolf Eichmann –the key man to carry out “the final solution to the Jewish question”- was kidnapped in Argentina and taken to Israel for a trial. Fifty years later, Renate Liebeskind, a young German translator who lives in Argentina is hired to translate that trial into Spanish. Eichmann’s images and words at the trial puzzle Renate. Protected by a bulletproof cabin, he looks human and vulnerable. Entangled by certainty and ambiguity, Renate decides to pursue her own research. She starts looking for answers in conversations with historians, philosophers or victims. Not completely satisfied, she embarks on a journey that follows the one of Eichmann’s after he has arrived in Argentina.
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