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  • Summary: The Red Orchestra, one of the largest German resistance groups, was mislabeled as a group of Communist spies by the Gestapo and the CIA until recently. For the first time, surviving members tell their story, re-created by a pioneering technique of animations.
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  1. Films like "The Pianist" and "Schindler's List" immerse viewers in the bleakness of that time. The Red Orchestra is set in a sunnier world, which seems more frighteningly false. The bright, quotidian landscape seems a facade that threatens to tumble at any moment.
  2. 50
    Worth sticking around for: the triumphant end credit sequence of each Red Orchestra mug shot morphing into the next one.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Unfortunately, this earnest but short-sighted documentary by New York-based painter-turned-filmmaker Stefan Roloff touches only the tip of a very large iceberg.
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