Interpreter, The

Martin Sulík | 2018 | 113 min | Slovakia | English subtitles


Great Neck Squire Cinemas (Aud 2) Thu, Nov 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Comedy
Films with Q&A
Jewish Interest
World Cinema
Release Year:2018
Running Time:113 minutes
Premiere Status:New York Premiere
Production Country:Slovakia
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Peter Simonischek
Jirí Menzel
Director:Martin Sulík
Executive Producer:Martin Sulík
Rudolf Biermann
Screenwriter:Martin Sulík
Marek Lescak
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Date Search:Thu. 11/8
Venue:Bow Tie - Great Neck
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In this unique drama, layered with humor, eighty-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realizes that this is the very man who executed his parents, and he decides to set out to take revenge. Instead, he finds the man’s seventy-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg, who avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers to be Ali’s interpreter as the two elderly men, complete polar opposites, embark upon a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy that impacted both of their lives. They discover a country eager to forget its past and realize their own memories are fragments mixed with their imagination and interpretation. Slovakia's official submission to this year's Academy Awards.

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