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Jeckes - Distant Relatives (Jeckes - Die entfernten Verwandten)

Jeckes - Distant Relatives

There are Germans. There are Jews. And there are those who are both: Jeckes - Jews of German origin. They came to Israel in the thirties or after the Holocaust. Having lost one home, they set out to build another. Now, at the end of their lives, they can talk of being German, being Jewish, being Israeli and of simply being confused by the whole issue. Jeckes is not about what you might expect from a film about Germans and Jews - it is full of optimism and humor, an entertaining and moving encounter with seven gifted and charming storytellers. But the filmmakers are skating on thin ice - behind every great joke lies an equally great catastrophe.letzte
Genre History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1997
Directors Jens Meurer, Carsten Hueck
Screenplay Jens Meurer, Carsten Hueck
Cinematography Bernd Fischer
Gabi Kull-Neujahr
Cast Paul Jacobi, Gitta Sherover, Elly Freund, Michael Smuss, Anna Maria Jokl, Stef Wertheimer, Naomi Fraenkel
Producer Jens Meurer
Production Company Egoli Films/Munich, in co-production with ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Channel 4, London
Runtime 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Sound Technology Mono, Optical
Festivals Marseille 1997
Awards Prix Planàte Cable Marseille 1997
German Distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien

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