The Flat (2011)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues  |   Release Date - Oct 19, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Germany, Israel  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In the wake of his 98-year-old Jewish grandmother's passing, filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger commences the arduous process of cleaning out the Tel Aviv flat she lived in for 70 years, and makes a shocking discovery that sends him on a revealing journey into his complex family history. When the Nazis seized power in Germany, Goldfinger's grandparents Gerda and Kurt Tuchler fled to Tel Aviv. There, the couple led a rich life, and continued to grow a family. Decades later, after they've both passed away, Goldfinger and his family are cleaning out the flat when they find Nazi propaganda that seems to link his grandparents to a mysterious SS officer. Subsequently determined to learn the truth behind his family's connection to the enemy, Goldfinger begins an incredible journey into the past that reveals how the most profound truths can sometimes be swept under the rug for the sake of sheltering the ones we love most.

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family-secrets, friendship, German [nationality], Germany, grandmother, Holocaust, Jewish, Nazi, Nazism, propaganda, secrets, Third-Reich