The mother of all courtroom dramas, this extraordinary 1948 film documents the infamous Nuremberg war crimes trials of leading Naziís following World War II.
Director Stuart Schulberg, a veteran of the OSS War Crimes Unit intercuts footage of the trials with newsreel and the regimeís own propaganda films which was used as evidence against them. Commissioned by the War Department and screened subsequently in Germany as part of the de-Nazification program, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today as it was originally titled was never released in the US and had been all but forgotten.
Thanks to the directorís daughter this compelling work has been unearthed, restored and with new narration by Liev Schreiber it provides a powerful and compelling reminder of the destruction wrought on Europe and the crimes against humanity committed under the dictator.
US 1948 Dir Stuart Schulberg 78 min In English, Russian, French and German with English subtitles
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