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Exclusive: Poster for Claude Lanzmann's New Documentary 'The Last of the Unjust' (CLIP)

Veteran documentarian Claude Lanzmann, now 87, is best known for directing the groundbreaking ten-hour documentary on the Holocaust, "Shoah." His new film, "The Last of the Unjust," returns to the dark chapter of the Nazis but via a different route. Revisiting footage from "Shoah," Lanzmann constructs a film centering on Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Thereseinstadt Jewish Council, who was forced to have daily negotiations with Nazi Adolf Eichmann (whose trial in Jerusalem was famously and highly controversially chronicled by philosopher Hannah Arendt).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2013 12:55 PM
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Cannes Adds New Films by Jim Jarmusch and Claude Lanzmann to Official Selection

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has added several highly anticipated films to the festival's official lineup. Fest regular Jim Jarmusch's vampire love story "Only Lovers Left Alive" -- starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska -- has been added to the main competition selection. Jarmusch's breakout film "Stranger than Paradise" won the Camera d'Or in 1984.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 26, 2013 12:49 PM
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