A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did

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World Premiere

U.K. | 92 MINUTES

A NAZI LEGACY: WHAT OUR FATHERS DID

Documentary
Can you imagine what it means to grow up as the child of a mass murderer? Hans Frank and Otto von Wächter were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII. Nazi Governors and consultants to Hitler himself, the two are collectively responsible for thousands of deaths. But what stood out to Philippe Sands were the impressions they left on their sons. While researching the Nuremberg trials, the human rights lawyer came across two men who re-focused his studies: Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter. The men hold polar opposite views on the men who raised them.

Through a series of unadulterated conversations with Frank and von Wächter, Sands and director David Evans strip away at titles and ranks to explore the character lying underneath the infamous criminals, their patriarchal influence, and the price of forgiveness. A unique look on the father/son relationship, A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did brings new meaning to the ties that bind us.

—Geoffrey Gilmore

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David Evans

David Evans is an Emmy-nominated, multi-award winning director of film and television. He directed the feature film Fever Pitch, starring Colin Firth, and is now established as a leading director of high-end TV drama in the UK, with credits including Shameless, Downton Abbey, and Russell T. Davies' Cucumber.


Director
David Evans
Screenwriter
Philippe Sands
Producer
Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
Editor
David Charap
Associate Producer
Josephine Davies
Cinematographer
Sam Hardy, Philipp Blaubach
Executive Producer
Philippe Sands, Nick Fraser, David Evans
Composer
Malcolm Lindsay
Cast
Philippe Sands, Niklas Frank, Horst von Wächter

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