We've talked Nazis before. And we have covered WWII in several films which varied in style and subject manner, but this is our first time dealing with the Holocaust, so we figured we should start with an old classic that is famous for the way it handled its difficult subject matter.
Premiering in West Berlin in 1961, Judgment at Nuremberg was met with mostly silence by its German audiences, praise by many critics, and criticism by others. It was a fictional retelling of "The Judges' Trial", one of twelve American military tribunals held after the main Nuremberg Trials to try various judges and lawyers for war crimes during and before the war.
It tackles extremely difficult subject matter for audiences who had mostly lived through its events, and the phenomenal acting and Oscar-winning script makes it a gripping watch for its entire three-hour runtime.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: extremely graphic war footage is shown in this film.
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