I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

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Released 2007

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I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal

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Director:
Richard Trank
Released:
2007
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I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal is a 2007 documentary that recounts the life of the Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to hunting down Nazi criminals. Richard Trank (The Long Way Home) directs this biography that begins with Wiesenthal's childhood in Austria to his 90th birthday party. After losing 88 members of his family in concentration camps during World War II, Wiesenthal tirelessly worked to uncover Nazis who went into hiding after the War. Determined to bring them to justice, Wiesenthal and a global team of associates worked managed to hunt down Nazi criminals such as Adolf Eichmann in Argentina and Hermine Braunsteiner in Queens, New York. Wiesenthal did not seek revenge, but simply justice for all the lost lives. The film includes interviews with his family and admirers of his humanitarian efforts, such as author Frederick Forsyth, Robert Kennedy and Presidents Bill Clinton & Ronald Reagan. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman narrates this inspiring life story.moreless

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    And though the film also quotes Wiesenthal's exhortation "Hope lives when people remember," the filmmakers are most interested in drawing attention to what is happening now, primar...

  • 50

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    Dismayingly, bad filmmaking isn't really to blame for the lack of punch in Ever Again. Perhaps it's the familiarity of it all.

  • 50

    Variety

    Since the documentary will likely find its home in the educational market, a more balanced approach might have made it more insightful and educational.

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