The Flat

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Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Summary: The flat on the third floor of a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv was where my grandparents lived since they immigrated to Palestine in the 1930's. Were it not for the view from the windows, one might have thought that the flat was in Berlin. When my grandmother passed away at the age of 98 we were called to the flat to clear out what was left. Objects, pictures, letters and documents awaited us, revealing traces of a troubled and unknown past. The film which begins with the emptying out of a flat develops into a riveting adventure, involving unexpected national interests, a friendship that crosses enemy lines, and deeply repressed family emotions. And even reveals some secrets that should have probably remained untold. (Sundance Selects)

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Runtime: 97 min
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Production: ARTE
Genre: Documentary
Countries: Germany, Israel
Languages: English, German, Hebrew
Home Release Date: Mar 12, 2013
Director Credit
Arnon Goldfinger Director
Writer Credit
Arnon Goldfinger Writer
Cast Credit
Arnon Goldfinger Himself
Axel Milberg Narrator
Edda Milz von Mildenstein Herself
Gertrude Kino Herself
Hannah Goldfinger Herself
Harald Milz Himself
Michael Wildt Himself
Tamar Tuchler Herself
Producer Credit
Arnon Goldfinger Producer
Thomas Kufus Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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