• The Red Orchestra

    The Red Orchestra



  • The Red Orchestra

    The Red Orchestra



  • The Red Orchestra

    The Red Orchestra



  • The Red Orchestra

    The Red Orchestra



  • The Red Orchestra

    The Red Orchestra



The Red Orchestra

a film by Carl-Ludwig Rettinger

The Red Orchestra

Germany, Belgium, Israel | 2020 | 122:00 min

Original Title:
DIE ROTE KAPELLE

Formal Categories

History Society Politics

Content Categories

Documentary Docudrama Hybrid
DVD release: March 25, 2022
Synopsis
The Red Orchestra was a most important resistance net in Nazi Germany, which also collected military information. With the assistance of a Jewish espionage ring in Brussels and Paris, they passed it to the Soviets. After locating their radio transmissions, Hitler set off a deadly hunt.
During the Cold War, the legacy of the Red Orchestra got ground down between the propaganda of East and West. Two large-scale feature films were launched on both sides, each telling merely half of the truth. Excerpts are now ‘reunited’ to impart the story in full. Furthermore, descendants of the people involved, in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Jerusalem and New York contribute to this first comprehensive filmic account of the defamed resistance network.

With
Lital Levin, grandniece of Leopold Trepper, Paris
Rebecca Donner, grandniece of Mildred Harnack, New York City
Roberta Böcker, niece of Libertas Schulze-Boysen, Einbeck
Yehudit Kafri, writer, Tel Aviv
Dr. Hans Coppi, son of Hans and Hilde Coppi, Berlin
Guillaume Bourgeois, historian, Paris
Sacha Barcza, grandson of Anatoli Gurewitsch and Margarete Barcza, Alicante
André Possot, Brussels
Dr. Gerhard Sälter, historian, Berlin
Festivals/Awards
2020
Solidarity Film Festival, Tel Aviv
2021
New York Jewish Film Festival
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
28 JFBB – Jüdischen Filmfestivals Berlin | Brandenburg
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Cast and Crew
  • Director Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
  • Producer Joachim Ortmanns, Isabelle Truc, Gidi Avivi
  • Director of Photography Lutz Reitemeier (Kameramann (bvk)), Olivier Verdoot
  • Narrator Brendan Coyle
  • Editor  Martin-Kayser-Landwehr
  • Sound Benedikt Gaussling, Damien Rouchaud
  • Score Eloi Ragot
Original Languages

German

English

French

Hebrew

Production Company
LICHTBLICK FILM
Apostelnstr. 11, 50667 Köln

Phone: +49 221 9257520

Fax: +49 221 9257529

Info@LICHTBLICK-Film.de
http://www.lichtblick-film.de
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