The Auschwitz Report

They escaped hell… and now they must prove it.

Czechia, Germany, Slovakia 2021
  • Czech
  • hearing impaired
  • English
90 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

This is the true story of Freddy and Walter – two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates, they had left behind, courageously stand their ground against the Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the resistance and The Red Cross. They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.

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Director: Peter Bebjak
Based on: Alfréd Wetzler
Screenplay: Jozef Paštéka, Tomáš Bombík, Peter Bebjak
Cinematography: Martin Žiaran
Music: Mario Schneider
Sound: Olaf Mehl, Juraj Baláž
Editing: Marek Kráľovský
Production Design: Petr Synek
Producer: Rasťo Šesták, Peter Bebjak
Co-production: Ondřej Zima, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
Costumes: Katarína Štrbová Bieliková
Cast: Noël Czuczor, Peter Ondrejička, John Hannah, Jan Nedbal, Florian Panzner, Christoph Bach, Lars Rudolph, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Ksawery Szlenkier
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.