The Danube Exodus

Péter Forgács - 60'
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SYNOPSIS

In the travelogue The Danube Exodus, Captain Nándor Andrásovits documents the Jewish exodus from Slovakia just before the beginning of World War II. In two boats, a group of nine hundred Slovak, Austrian Jews tried to reach the Black Sea via the river Danube, in order to get to Palestine from there. He filmed his passengers while they prayed, slept and even got married. At the end of this journey, it is clear that the boat will not return empty: a reverse exodus takes place, this time of repatriating Bessarabian Germans, fleeing to the Third Reich because of the Soviet invasion of Bessarabia.

CATEGORY

#refugee

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Péter Forgács
PRODUCER:
Agnieszka Traczewska
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Andrzej Adamczak, Rafal Paradowski
EDITOR:
Grazyna Gradon

INFORMATION

Country:
Hungary
Year:
1998

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
60 min