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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.
Genre Biopic, Drama, History, Thriller
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2020
Director Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Screenplay Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Cinematography Lutz Reitemeier, Olivier Verdoot
Producer Joachim Ortmanns
Co-Producers Isabelle Truc, Gidi Avivi
Production Company Lichtblick Film, in co-production with Iota Production, Vice Versa Films
Runtime 120 min
Format DCP, 1:1.85
Dubbed Versions German
 German, French, English, Hebrew
Subtitled Version German and English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Solidarity Film Festival, Tel Aviv 2020, Section: International Programme; New York Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Tax Shelter Belgium
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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