Kino Světozor

Beyond Words


(Nesdělitelné) Director: Helena Třeštíková, ČR, 2006, Czech version, 55 min

On three nights in 1944 the greatest mass murders in the history of the Czech lands was committed. Almost 11,000 Czech Jews were killed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The documentary maker Helena Třeštíková recorded memories of the victims at Prague's Pinkas Synagogue; Beyond Words features a reading of the names of those who did not return from the camp and interviews with survivors. It also includes Nazi propaganda reels which were shown before all films in cinemas during the war. The victims of the first mass murder were people from what was called the family camp , where men, women and children were imprisoned together. The reason for this experiment has never been uncovered. While the Holocaust has been examined many times, the story of the family camp is less well known and this moving film presents a new perspective on a weighty subject. In response to the question why do such things occur we can only repeat the question, where and how do people get this groundless hatred and spite. In an age when some people are denying the very existence of the Holocaust, it is necessary to preserve and disseminate testimony to the dark side of human behaviour.


Buy at Terry Posters

DVD: Romeo and Juliet - Rojo DVD
499 Kč
Book: Příběh festivalu: 50 ročníků Mezinárodního filmového festivalu Karlovy Vary Book
550 Kč
Book: Ermanno Olmi: Rozhovory - mimořádná sleva Book
29 Kč
DVD: The Complete Feature Lenght Films of Jan Svankmajer DVD
1499 Kč
DVD: Hanzelka and Zikmund Travellers - documentary films 1947-1964 DVD
999 Kč
DVD: Martin Slivka: Selected Works (1963-1973) DVD
399 Kč
DVD: The White Dove + Josef Kilián DVD
550 Kč

List of the films