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Babiy Yar

Directed by Jeff Kanew
Belarus, Germany, 2003
Drama, War


The story of two families desperately trying to escape the holcaust as the German army enters Kiev in 1941. Over 33,000 peeople are subsequently massacred at Babij Yar on the outskirts of the city. The film is based on almost ten years of researching documentary evidence.

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Babiy Yar Directed by Jeff Kanew

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  • MarcW's rating of the film Babiy Yar

    The cinematography is often too theatralic, to make this film the tour de force which it was supposed to be with this topic, if it can be put into images at all. Still a moving and heart breaking "final". Films about the holocaust often have the major error, that they try to narrate. Stories may have too many conventions, to use them in showing truth.

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