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The Return from the Other Planet


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 6, 4:30 pm
Alliance Francaise
June 9 – June 10
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Countries Israel, Germany
Year 2023
Running Time 81 MIN
Languages Hebrew, English
Director Assaf Lapid

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In his sensational directorial debut, Israeli filmmaker Assaf Lapid explores the mystery and myth of Ka.tzetnik, the pseudonym used by writer and survivor Yehiel De-Nur, whose lurid best-selling pulp-fiction books about Auschwitz shaped the way many understood the Holocaust. While giving testimony at Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the revelation of Ka.tzetnik’s true identity causes his shocking collapse, followed by a complete psychological breakdown. A course of experimental LSD treatments designed specifically for concentration camp survivors leads to stunning revelations and perceptions about his time on what he calls ‘The Other Planet.’ Viewers will be unable to forget this film and its harrowing story.

Presentation Details

Co-presented With
Other Festivals - Jerusalem Film Festival 2023 | Winner: Best Documentary Research
- Munich Film Festival 2023

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