THE WALDHEIM WALTZ

WALDHEIMS WALZER

By Ruth BECKERMANN

RESERVOIR DOCS - as SALES All rights, World

Jewish - Completed 2018

A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2018
Forum
Stockholm IFF 2018
Stockholm XXIX Documentary Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Jewish, Biography, Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ruth BECKERMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ruth BECKERMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ruth BECKERMANN (Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

      Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film analyses the collapse of the Austrian grand illusion: having been the first victim of the Nazis.