• Director(s)

    Daniela Volker

  • Production Year

    2024

  • Release date

    12/07/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    103m

  • Cast

    Hans Jurgen Hoss, Anita Lasker Wallfisch, Kai Höss, Maya Lasker-Wallfisch

Film

The Commandant's Shadow

Holocaust theme, racism, images of real dead bodies

An unflinching documentary which centres on the role of Rudolf Höss in the Holocaust. Upsetting images and references occur throughout, as the lasting impact on Höss’ family and survivors of Auschwitz is explored.

An unflinching documentary which centres on the role of Rudolf Höss in the Holocaust. Upsetting images and references occur throughout, as the lasting impact on Höss’ family and survivors of Auschwitz is explored.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

discrimination

suicide and self-harm

disturbing images

theme

threat and horror

language

sex

  • Director(s)

    Daniela Volker

  • Production Year

    2024

  • Release date

    12/07/2024

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    103m

  • Cast

    Hans Jurgen Hoss, Anita Lasker Wallfisch, Kai Höss, Maya Lasker-Wallfisch

Holocaust theme, racism, images of real dead bodies
Classified Date:
21/05/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.
violence
Captured Nazis are hit with guns as they run past enemy soldiers. There are images of a Nazi officer with a bloody nose in the aftermath of being captured, and references to him being beaten by interrogators.
discrimination
Antisemitism occurs. For example, a woman implies she is a Holocaust denier, and speaks about resenting Jewish survivors for profiting in the aftermath of the war. There are Antisemitic images, illustrations and footage of a man wearing costume glasses with a hooked nose attached. Racism is clearly challenged by the documentary as a whole.
suicide and self-harm
There are references to rumours of a woman biting into a cyanide pill and ending her own life, and civilians being issued government sanctioned cyanide kits to avoid capture by the enemy.
disturbing images
There are images of a man being hung for war crimes, as well as human teeth, hair, burnt skeletal remains and references to the burning of dead bodies in Auschwitz.
theme
There are Holocaust images which include piles of clothes, shoes and toys owned by Jewish prisoners murdered in concentration camps. There are references to mass murders in purpose built gas chambers, those inside trying to get out, and women begging guards to spare their children's lives. Living conditions within concentration camps are also described as horrifying, resulting in prisoners frequently dying, going hungry and some resorting to cannibalism.
Classified Date:
29/05/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Classified date

    21/05/2024

  • Language

    English