The Dead Nation

The Dead Nation

Category: Competition, Documentary Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

The Dead Nation(2017)

Country: Romania

Duration: 83 min


Genre: history, war
Director: Radu Jude
Screenplay: Emil Dorian, Radu Jude
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu

Category: Competition, Documentary Feature

Age limitations : 12+


"The Dead Nation" is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930's and 1940's. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society.

Rewards and nominations

  • Locarno FIlm Festival 2017 - Official Selection
  • International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2017 - Official Selection
  • Trieste Film Festival 2018 - Best Film