Reviews - 1945
Reviewed By Chris Coombes
The sense that something terrible is about to happen is aided by a wonderful sound track and the almost total silence of the two Jewish men who are utterly focussed on what it is they have come to do. To add to this, the action takes place on the very day of an important local wedding. Emotions are already heightened, secrets already being spilled. And terrible things do happen but only indirectly because of the two strangers - who leave the village as quietly as they arrived as soon as they have completed the burial ceremony. The villagers are sitting on a powder keg of guilt, remorse and secrets and on this particular day their world has no option but to implode.
1945 is directed by Ferenc Torok. It is beautifully shot in black and white, has some stunning performances and is a simple moral tale told without ambiguity. It is a holocaust story but it's not only that. It is a story for everyone at any point in our history about greed, lack of humanity and vicious cultural tribalism. An excellent film chosen for screening by Film Club members.
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