In 1942 Reinhard Heydrich organizes a conference in small villa near Berlin, where high level officials will try to find the "final solution to the Jewish question".
In January 1942 in small villa near Berlin SS high officer Reinhard Heydrich called a meeting of officials from various government departments - from ministry of justice to foreing affairs. There was only one item on the agenda - finding the final solution to the Jewish question. The meeting started just like many other such meetings during the war with brief explanation of economic and legal aspects of the matter, like the workforce problems, mixed marriages, etc. But when the host moved the discussion towards finding the ways within the law to finally clear the Germany (and whole Europe) of the Jews some of the participants were not sure where this is going. Soon they were enlightened...
Film presents the meeting, known as the Wannsee Conference, where the Nazi government oficials were trying to find a best way to get rid of the Jews, or as they prefered to call it "find the final solution to the Jewish question". It is a fascinating movie, in some ways similiar to such classics as 12 Angry Men, presenting how the conference participants step by step were crossing the line in calling the solution what it really was - a mass murder. Perfect cast and a script based on transcripts of real meeting gives a horrifying look into minds of German officials during the World War 2. Of course it isnâ€™t packed with action scenes or even images of war itself, but the calm and seemingly casual conversations full of euphemisms that are going on during the conference gives the whole project a really unique style.
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