Murer: An Anatomy of a Trial

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Murer: An Anatomy of a Trial


Sunday Jun 23 01:00 PM
Sunday Jun 23 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of TALES OF EUROPE program. 

Directed by Christian Frosch. 2018. Austria | Luxembourg. 137 min. English, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish with English subtitles.

A well-respected politician and local farmer, Franz Murer is put on trial in Graz, Austria for his alleged war crimes in the Lithuanian ghetto, Vilnius, earning him the nickname “The Butcher of Vilnius.” The director Christian Frosch recreates riveting testimonies and courtroom drama based on original records from the 1963 ten-day trial of Austrian former SS officer Franz Murer.

TALES OF EUROPE is a program co-organized by Europa Cinemas and Europa International and funded by Creative Europe MEDIA.

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