Uses an interview granted to Claude Lanzmann by Yehuda Lerner in Jerusalem in 1979 during the filming of SHOAH. The films shows the place, month, day, year and hour of the only successful uprising in a Nazi extermination camp.
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A memory's voice that represents a writing, a letter, in the spaces that time annulled but that were part of what more abject happened in Europe's recent history. The letter that the voice introduces is a calligraphy that enters the gaze and fills the apparent anonymity of the images and occupies them with a concomitant, imaginary vision, where lies the truth, the fantasmatic past that must be kept alive, inscribed.
Un grand accompagnement à la Shoah. Par contre, je trouve que le cinéaste-historien Lanzmann prêche trop dans le film; ses questions et son point de vue sont trop orientées (but de commémorer l'épopée héroïque de ses juifs révoltés). Par contre, les « reconstitutions » des trajets, les images évocatrices et l'extraordinaire témoignage de Yehuda Lerner donnent une grande force au film
My only complaint is the same I had for Shoah: that Lanzmann didn't just subtitle the Hebrew, but instead makes us sit there watching the speaker, then listening to the French translation (and for me, reading the English subs).