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“The City and The City”36th Greek Film Week Munich

Close-up of a man and a woman in dancing posture.
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The film tells the story of the Jewish population of Thessaloniki, 90 per cent of which was wiped out during World War II under the German Nazi government’s ghettoisation and deportation programme, supervised by Adolf Eichmann. Until that time, Thessaloniki – the “Mother of Israel” – had for centuries been the home of Sephardic Jews. The film reconstructs this dramatic story and tells of the experiences of a city that was robbed of its multicultural flair in one fell swoop.

The film tells the story of the Jewish population of Thessaloniki, 90 per cent of which was wiped out during World War II under the German Nazi government’s ghettoisation and deportation programme, supervised by Adolf Eichmann. Until that time, Thessaloniki – the “Mother of Israel” – had for centuries been the home of Sephardic Jews. The film reconstructs this dramatic story and tells of the experiences of a city that was robbed of its multicultural flair in one fell swoop.

GR/FR/USA 2022, drama, 87 minutes, original language with English subtitles, directed by Syllas Tzoumerkas and Christos Passalis.

 

With Vassilis Kanakis, Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Angeliki Papoulia