News & Events
France, Germany, Switzerland, 2014, 93 minutes
English, and German, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Hungarian with English subtitles
Director: Pierre-Henry Salfati
Born Menachem Teitelbaum, Marcus escaped Auschwitz, only to reject his Jewish past. He so effectively creates a new identity for himself that the rabbis refuse his appeal for burial in Cologne’s Jewish cemetery when he faces his own mortality. Determined to reestablish his Jewish ancestry, Marcus enlists the help of a young Turkish woman with a troubled history of her own. The unlikely duo takes a road trip to his birthplace on the Hungarian-Romanian border, a journey that changes them both.