Detroit Film Theatre


Thursday, March 27, 2008

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply

(USA/2007) Directed by Michèle Ohayon)

“I’m a very special Holocaust survivor,” recalls Jack. “I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and believe me, it wasn’t easy.” What an understatement. 1943; Holland is under total Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a party – a 20 year old beauty from a wealthy family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack’s pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married. When the Jews are being deported, the husband, the wife and the lover find themselves at the same concentration camp; actually living in the same barracks.  When Jack's wife objects to the  "girlfriend" in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the war. This is a compelling new documentary feature by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable circumstances. In English and Dutch with English subtitles. (94 min.) Thu. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. at 9:30 p.m.; Sun. at 1:00 p.m.

“Not even Hollywood could invent a romance more extraordinary than this one.” –New York Daily News