GenreDocumentary, Drama, History Music directorIshai Adar WriterYael Hersonski
LanguageEnglish with subtitles for Hebrew, German and Polish Release date24 July 2010 (2010-07-24) (MIFF) Initial releaseOctober 30, 2010 (United Kingdom) CastAlexander Beyer (Interrogator), Rudiger Vogler (Willy Wist), Rona Kenan, Gera Sandler (Jonas Turkow), Mendy Cahan (Abraham Lewin) Similar moviesCaptain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fury, Schindler's List, The Thin Red Line, Saving Private Ryan
TaglineIn 1942 The Nazi Propaganda Machine Was Hard at Work. 70 Years Later, The Deceit is Finally Unmasked.
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A Film Unfinished (Hebrew title: שתיקת הארכיוןShtikat haArkhion, German title: Geheimsache Ghettofilm) is a 2010 documentary film by Yael Hersonski, which re-examines the making of an unfinished 1942 German propaganda film (titled Das Ghetto, "The Ghetto") depicting the Warsaw Ghetto two months before the mass extermination of its inhabitants in the German operation known as the Grossaktion Warsaw. The documentary features interviews with surviving ghetto residents and a re-enactment of testimony from Willy Wist, one of the camera operators who filmed scenes for Das Ghetto. It premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the "World Cinema Documentary Editing Award". At the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, the film won the Best International Feature award. The film was released theatrically in the US on 18 August 2010.
The film's distributor, Oscilloscope, appealed to the MPAA over the film's R rating, but were unsuccessful in reclassifying the film. Oscilloscope says the R rating is inconsistent with cultural norms because the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is visited by school children, has more graphic footage.