Senta Berger, Natalia Woerner and Michael Verhoeven at the premiere of Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation feature 'Isle of Dogs' ('Ataris Reise') held during the grand opening of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale-Palast on Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany - Thursday 15th February 2018
The film documents the Wehrmacht Exhibition, an exhibit that made its way around German cities from 1999 to 2004 and hit the German societal nerve like a spinal tap, generating massive protests and riots wherever the exhibit played. The Wehrmacht Exhibition's incendiary display featured previously unseen war footage and repressed photographs of German-perpetrated atrocities conducted against civilian populations during World War II. And the controversial aspects of the show cut like a twisted knife. Before this exhibition, the prevailing common German viewpoint of the horrors inflicted upon the innocent victims and scapegoats of the war was that the violence was conducted by the Gestapo and the S.S. But what the exhibition revealed for the first time to the German population was the revelation that it was, in fact, the regular German army soldiers who were the ones who willingly and happily participated in the slaughter.
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