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The Restless Conscience

Resistance to Hitler inside Nazi Germany 1933 - 1945 (Academy Award nominee)
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Overview

Genre
History, Politics, Human Rights, Investigation, and Public Affairs
Synopsis

The Restless Conscience is a film documenting the resistance to Hitler inside Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. It is a powerful and provocative documentary feature that explores the motivations of the anti-Nazi resisters whose actions also included numerous attempts on Hitler's life.

The film is a deeply moving portrayal of individual destinies, charting with dramatic power, passion and depth the development of the underground resistance. Focusing on the moral and political evolution of the resisters, The Restless Conscience examines issues raised by ethical and political dissent in totalitarian regimes. As it traces the origin and development of the domestic anti-Nazi underground, The Restless Conscience highlights the conflict between an individual's responsibility to a personal ethical code and to the national political system. The film addresses a crucial issue: the mass extermination of Jews by Nazi Germany's governmental instruments, and the response of the German resisters.

Stage
finished

Credits

  • Elliot Sokolov ... Original Music
  • Hava Kohav Beller ... Director, Producer

Production Details

Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
1995
Festivals
many
Awards
Academy Award nominee; Cine Golden Eagle Award; others
Broadcast (Prod.)
Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the GIC NY, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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