Michael Sauter
April 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
76 minutes
performer
Rupert Everett
director
Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
distributor
New Yorker
author
Sharon Wood
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

”I am ashamed for humanity,” says one of the few remaining survivors of the thousands of homosexual men who were imprisoned, tortured, and, if Jewish, killed in Hitler’s concentration camps. In recounting their stories, documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet) have interwoven grimly evocative images of Nazi rallies, death-camp interiors, and bombed-out Berlin ruins. But the film’s real power comes from the horrifying memories of five old men who, even now, cannot fully articulate their rage, sorrow, and pain. A

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