Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Kapo in Jerusalem

Kapo Be'Yerushalaim

Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:00pm
Friday, Nov. 11 at 2:30pm

In 1946, a pair of Auschwitz survivors — physician Bruno and pianist Sarah — arrives in Jerusalem, a city under siege as Zionists begin the war for Israel’s independence. As the couple attempts to rehabilitate their lives, a rumor spreads that Bruno was a sadistic kapo — a privileged supervisor of camp labor — and he’s accused of not only abusing prisoners but even killing a few. Bruno struggles to save his reputation, to articulate and defend his moral position. Sarah tries mightily to support him, but doubt begins to nibble away at her resolve. In a series of monologues, survivors and Sarah provide differing views on Bruno, with the physician offering his response in turn. A complex portrait of Bruno emerges from the often conflicting testimony, and “Kapo in Jerusalem” resists the simplistic impulse to either exonerate or condemn him for his actions.

2015
98 min.
Hebrew

Directed by

Uri Barbash

Country

Israel

Film Category

Interfaith Competition International Spotlight Middle Eastern Focus

Subject

Holocaust Jewish War

Genre

Historical Drama