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Amen.

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Original title
Amen.
Year
Running time
132 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg (Play: Rolf Hochhuth)
Music
Armand Amar
Cinematography
Patrick Blossier
Cast
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Producer
TF1 Films Production
Genre
Drama | Holocaust. Nazism. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Kurt Gerstein, a brilliant German scientist, is recruited into the SS during the opening years of the Second World War. Assigned as a sanitation engineer, Gerstein is sent to the Eastern Front to supervise water purification for the German Army. Soon after, however, he is asked to help with a "special project" involving fumigation of "vermin infested" areas behind the front lines. Gerstein develops Zyklon-B, a deadly chemical gas which Gerstein believes will be put to use killing rats, lice, and other disease carrying creatures. However, when Gerstein realizes that his invention will be used to kill not animals but people, he begins an emotional search of his Christian values and ultimately decides to betray the SS by attempting to expose the Holocaust by way of informing the Catholic Church.
Awards
2002: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2002: César awards: Best ScreenPlay. 7 Nominations
2002: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award Best Actor (Tukur)
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