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“PLAN A” Special Screening with Exclusive Q&A
October 23, 2022 @ 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Join LAJFF for a special screening in-person on the BIG SCREEN of the acclaimed new thriller-drama, “PLAN A” starring Michael Aloni of “Shtisel“ (he IS Shtisel!), August Diehl (“A Hidden Life“), Sylvia Hoeks (“Bladerunner 2049“), and Ishai Golan, (“Prisoners of War”).
This screening will be followed an exclusive Q&A with Holocaust scholar and expert, DR. MICHAEL BERENBAUM
Invited guest, actress Sylvia Hoeks
What if your family was murdered: your brothers, sisters, parents and children. Everyone. Murdered. For no sane reason at all. Ask yourself . . . What would you do?
In 1945, thousands of Holocaust survivors answered that question by getting as far from Europe as possible. But a small group refused to leave without extracting a full measure of vengeance — not only against SS guards and Nazi leaders but on the German people themselves.
“PLAN A” is a powerful English-language drama based on the incredible true story of these “Avengers“ – a group of Jewish vigilantes, men and women including Abba Kovner (Polish Israeli poet, writer and partisan leader), who vowed to avenge the death of the Jewish people – “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth“.
Based on the book Nakam by Prof. Dina Porat, chief historian at Yad Vashem, “PLAN A” asks the impossible question of how survivors plagued by such memories struggled with conflicting feelings about lust for justice and the desire for payback.
Brought to you by Israeli writer/directors Doron Paz and Yoav Paz, the film is an Israeli-German co-production with an international cast starring Michael Aloni (“Shtisel”), August Diehl (“A Hidden Life“) and Sylvia Hoeks (“Bladerunner 2049“).
Drama-Thriller / Israel, Germany / English / 2021 / 1hr 49 mins