Final Account, Third Reich documentary, sets summer release

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Final Account, which features interviews with the last living generation of everyday folk who participated in the Third Reich, will be released in May.

Focus Features has announced that it will be handling the worldwide release of Final Account, the feature-length documentary by the late Luke Holland, that delves into the lives of everyday people who were participants in Hitler’s Third Reich. Holland, a British filmmaker who was born in Ludlow, sadly died shortly after filming was completed.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Focus is handling worldwide distribution with the film set to launch in May. It describes it as ‘a decade in the making, Final Account features never-before-seen interviews with the last living generation of everyday people who participated in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The doc raises timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians describe – in very different ways – their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles.’

No UK release date has yet been announced as of yet.

Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement regarding the film, “Luke Holland and the team at Participant have given the world a vital look into history. This film will serve as a record that helps us better understand the most tragic of moments in human history, but it also reminds us to contemplate how fragile the tapestry of civility always is and how severe the consequences become when any one of us, our friends or neighbours are willing to make the easy choice instead of the right one.”

We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one and will let you know when we hear more details regarding the film’s UK launch. You can see a clip of the film below.

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