directed by Erez Pery
Based on the autobiography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss
In 1946, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest serving commander of Auschwitz concentration camp, is awaiting trial in a Polish prison. Albert, a young and successful Polish investigation judge, is appointed to interrogate Höss and get a perfect confession out of him. The encounter between the two men will unveil the frightening routine and banalization of evil that took place in the camp. By introducing the use of Zyklon B in Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss carried out the most efficient mass killing process ever known, which claimed the lives of approximately 1.1 million people. The film is based on the memoirs Höss wrote before his execution.
HISTORICAL DRAMA DCP/HD - 2016 - ISRAEL, GERMANY - 80min
ORIGINAL TITLE THE INTERROGATION
CAST Romanus Fuhrmann, Maciej Marczewski, Jacek Brzostynski, Shira Dotan
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE German, Polish
PRODUCED BY Daroma Productions, Film Base Berlin
Erez Pery is the Head of the department of Audio and Visual Arts at Sapir College, Israel. He is the Artistic Co-Director of the Cinema South International Film Festival in Sderot. Pery has curated a number of major retrospectives of contemporary directors such as Carlos Reygadas, Brillante Mendoza, Bruno Dumont, Denis Côté, Pablo Larraín, Natalia Almada, Xiaolu Guo and others.
He is the editor of the critical anthology Cinema South, published every year by Sapir College. Pery is also a filmmaker and his short film For an Imperfect Cinema, about the history of radical struggles in Israel, was screened worldwide.
His doctorate dissertation, taken in the Department of Communications at the Hebrew University, focuses on ethic and esthetic issues in the representation of Nazi concentration camps in post-war documentary cinema.
The Interrogation is Pery’s first feature film.