The film uses both first-hand account and re-enactments to relay the story of the families’ marathon stay underground, scrambling for supplies and evading German authorities constantly looking for them. The direction here is solid; the live action and re-enactment segments blend very well as they are able to replicate the cave activities due to the grandmother’s extremely detailed memoirs and the survivor’s vivid recollections. The re-enactments are in here to take the film away from a mere ‘talking heads’ style documentary and to bring the interviews and stories to life. These segments are shot with a cinematic quality that enhances the film as a whole.

Here’s the trailer:

Posted 5 years ago by John Piscitello

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