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Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

2006
Documentary
1h 22m
Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing. (imdb)
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Forgiving Dr. Mengele

2006
Documentary
1h 22m
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Rated 18 Nov 2020
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Rated 01 Feb 2011
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Rated 01 Dec 2010
25
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"The film's visual style is unremarkable and includes some really jejune transpositions and graphic matches the filmmakers use to bridge the past and present, but the woman's memories are vivid enough without such affectations." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 22 Feb 2010
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Rated 05 Feb 2009
60
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A documentary which raises several important questions through following its protagonist. Although these questions are admittedly both complex and difficult, one is nevertheless left feeling as though it may have been possible to penetrate these questions a little further than the filmmakers succeeded in doing.
Rated 29 Feb 2008
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Rated 06 Oct 2007
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A wonderful meditation on the depths of evil and the extent to which one can (or should) forgive. Many offer their ideas on forgiveness, often in conflict with the views of the protagonist, holocaust survivor Eva Kor. Her striving for self-healing is admirable, as her experience offers weight to her choices--she cannot simply be dismissed. The visual style is a bit too simple, but the film addresses, in an incisive way, questions that are central to what it means to be human.
Rated 01 Sep 2007
78
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Raises some complex questions about forgiveness. How does one forgive those who are not able to apologize or atone? What gives someone the right to forgive? And what does it really mean to forgive? This film allows several people to present their take on these issues, and while it centers on Ana Kor, it doesn't tout her beliefs as the correct answers. Indeed, she often seems to misunderstand what forgiveness is. Doesn't bring anything new to the art of documentary, but the content is interesting
Rated 26 Nov 2006
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