With never-before-seen archival footage, unearthed film excerpts, rare home movies and new interviews, Harlan is a searing portrait of the controversial filmmaker and an eye-opening examination of World War II film history. But it also shows how Veit Harlan's family - especially the youngest generation - struggles with the dark myth of his artistic immorality. It's the story of a German family from the Third Reich to the present, one that is marked by reckoning, denial and liberation.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- New anamorphic transfer, created from hi-def elements
- Q&A with Veit Harlan's granddaughter, journalist and critic Jessica Jacoby
- Video interview with acclaimed German writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge (Germany in Autumn) about Harlan's film career
A fearfully fascinating, disturbing picture! --Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
Moeller transforms what might have been mere cultural scholarship into something larger - a microcosm of postwar German guilt and redemption. --Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor