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Tacheles - The Heart of the Matter

Documentary 1h 44m 2020

U.K. Premiere

Ticket purchase includes exclusive access to pre-recorded film talk with filmmakers Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm, film participant Yaar, and Wenzel Michalski, Germany Director at Human Rights Watch.

Three generations removed from the Holocaust, Yaar is a young Jewish Berliner desperate to leave the past behind. He develops a computer game set in 1940s Germany featuring a young Jewish girl based on his grandmother, Rina, which enables Jews to defend themselves, and Nazis to act humanely. Yaar’s father is shocked, and the work opens old family wounds left unaddressed for generations. Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter follows the journey of this family’s painful confrontation with history that will forever change Yaar’s relationships with his father, and explores with growing self-awareness how trauma of survivors is inherited, asking the burning question from the perspective of a 21 year old: what does the Holocaust have to do with me?

Tacheles is a very important film. It shows how crimes and injustice can ruin the lives not merely of the survivors but also of the following generations decades after they took place.” - Wenzel Michalski, Germany director, Human Rights Watch

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter is in German and Hebrew with English subtitles, and English.

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Director

Jana Matthes

Director

Andrea Schramm

Languages

German, Hebrew, English

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

Tacheles - The Heart of the Matter - recorded Q&A

1h 0m

Conversation with filmmakers Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm, film participant Yaar, and Wenzel Michalski, Germany Director at Human Rights Watch.

'Tacheles - The Heart of the Matter' Filmmaker Introduction

An introductory video from ‘Tacheles - The Heart of the Matter’ filmmakers Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm, and film participant Yaar Harell