2018• Documentary •1h34
A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II.
Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film analyses the collapse of the Austrian grand illusion: having been the first victim of the Nazis.
Original german version, English subtitles (French subtitles available too)
Director: Ruth Beckermann
Subtitles: English, French
2018: Best documentary award at Berlinale
« What does it take to make a nation reconsider its self-image? That’s the question lying at the heart of the Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s informative and unnerving “The Waldheim Waltz.” (...) The film may end in 1986, but the darkness it reveals still looms. » - The New York Times