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Magda Wesslund, Michael Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Costa-Gavras, Jennifer Coslett MacCready and Eric Schwartz - Tribute to Academy Award® winning filmmaker Costa-Gavras will feature an on-stage conversation with actor Peter Coyote and the Bay Area Premiere of his latest film Capital (Le Capital) - San Francisco, CA, United States - Saturday 5th October 2013

Magda Wesslund, Michael Schwartz, Susan Schwartz, Costa-gavras, Jennifer Coslett Maccready and Eric Schwartz
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Before there was the Iraq War, there was the Chilean coup. And before there was Daniel Pearl, there was Charlie Horman, who vanished one day in 1973 while it was all going down in a time of serious turmoil.

Like Pearl, Horman was a reporter -- or, at least, he wanted to be one -- which brought him to Chile during the violent upheaval in this troubled South American country. Martial law is in full effect: If you can't tell by the military officials and machine guns on every corner, then perhaps the piles of dead bodies -- some covered, some not -- might clue you in.

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Diane Kruger and Costa-Gavras - Diane Kruger, Costa-Gavras Elegy premiere Berlin, Germany - Berlin Film Festival 2008 (Berlinale) Sunday 10th February 2008

Diane Kruger and Costa-gavras
Diane Kruger and Costa-gavras

Costa-Gavras Thursday 7th February 2008 Berlin Film Festival 2008 (Berlinale) Berlin, Germany

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In 1999, a well-regarded Catholic journalist published Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII, in which he argued that the titular pontiff, who reigned from 1939 to 1958, had not only failed to speak out against Hitler but had actively ignored evidence of the Holocaust and cut self-serving deals with Berlin. The reaction of many Catholics around the world was, not surprisingly, vituperative and self-righteous anger. In 2002, when firebrand provocateur Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) made the film Amen., based on a 1960s play which dealt with the same subject, it should have provoked a similar tidal wave of denial and fury - if only it had been a better movie.

Costa-Gavras's flimsy script presents a pair of opposites who must try and bring news of the Holocaust to the Pope, in order that he may publicly denounce it and rally Catholics, in Germany and around the world, against Hitler. Ulrich Tukur plays Kurt Gerstein, an SS officer in charge of delousing troops and decontaminating water. When he is assigned a new duty of overseeing the use of Zyklon B gas in concentration camps, the deeply Christian Gerstein - who until then had hidden behind the belief that he was only serving his country - is horrified and desperately tries to find somebody to hear his story. German after German turns a deaf ear to him, until he finds Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassovitz), an idealistic Jesuit working in the Vatican's Berlin office. Confronted with the reality of genocide, Fontana makes for the Vatican, where he hopes to use his father's connections to win an audience with Pope Pius XII (Marcel Iures).

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