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- Summary: The startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star who was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film. This documentary follows Gerron's career and remarkable odyssey, offering a unique prospective on this extraordinary period. (Menemsha Films)… Expand
- Director: Malcolm Clarke
- Genre(s): Biography, Documentary
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80An extraordinary documentary about the German entertainer Kurt Gerron, has been timed to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Week, but the film would also fit snugly on a double bill with "My Architect."
50While Prisoners of Paradise gives us but an impression of Gerron's state of mind, the film does a powerful job of showing us how deflated, small, and desperate this boisterous man had become.