Requiem for Auschwitz (2022)

A Blue Hole In The Sky was the first Dutch movie to document the murder of nearly one million Sinti and Roma during World War 2. One of the protagonist of that film was Sinti composer Roger Moreno-Rathgeb. In 1998 he started his first score for the Requiem, which he intends to dedicate to the victims of Auschwitz. However, after visiting the camp he blocked. It took several years to pick it up. Now in 2020 we see Roger in Berlin under the Brandenburger Tor, the place where everything started. He plays his accordion at the Sinti and Roma Memorial. During the rehearsals and later the performing with the Sinti and Roma Philharmonic and a Jewish Choir in the Berliner Dom on Holocaust Memorial Day, Roger experiences how his notes and emotions are transformed into music. Visiting Auschwitz with some Dutch musicians he shows them the places that inspired him to compose specific passages on the Requiem. Roger’s story is interwoven and illustrated with a second storyline in which  grandchildren of several protagonist of A Blue Hole In The Sky are confronted with stories about their grandfather or grandmother. The film had its international premiere at the well-known Arsenal Kino in Berlin.

GENRE: Documentary, War
CAST: Roger ‘Moreno’ Rathgeb, Lily van Angeren-Franz, Zoni Weisz, Hugo ‘Mano’ Höllenreiner, Rosan Mikkers, Johnny Jansen
DIRECTOR: Bob Entrop


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