Filmography

Feature Filme

 

The Odessa File

Bei Aufnahmen zum Film The Odessa File, 1972

GB/West Germany 1974
Based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth
Directed by Ronald Neame
Cast: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Derek Jacobi, Klaus Löwitsch, Shmuel Rodensky (as Simon Wiesenthal), and others.

While investigating the alleged sighting of former SS-Captain Eduard Roschmann, who had commanded a concentration camp, the journalist Peter Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful ODESSA organization, which helped numerous former SS-members escape to South America and elsewhere after the war. During his search, Miller receives help from Simon Wiesenthal in Vienna.

 

 

The Boys from Brazil

USA 1978
Based on a novel by Ira Levin
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier (as Ezra Liebermann), James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Bruno Ganz, and others.

Science-fiction thriller about the former concentration-camp doctor Josef Mengele, who is living in exile in Paraguay where, together with other Nazis, he is plotting to establish the Fourth Reich; this is to be done by producing human clones of Hitler and spreading these throughout the world. The plot follows the attempts of veteran “Nazi hunter“ Ezra Liebermann (modeled on Simon Wiesenthal) to discover and thwart Mengele’s plan.

 

 

Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
Ben Kingsley und Simon Wiesenthal in einer Drehpause zum Film Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story, 1988 in Ungarn Am Set zuMurderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story, 1988 in Ungarn Ben Kingsley und Wiesenthal sitzen nebeneinander und unterhalten sich Ben Kingsley und Wiesenthal sitzen nebeneinander und unterhalten sich

Hungary/UK/USA/West Germany 1989
Directed by Brian Gibson
Written by Abby Mann and Robin Vote
Principal cast: Ben Kingsley (as Simon Wiesenthal), Renee Soutendijk (as Cyla Wiesenthal), Craig T. Nelson, Louisa Haigh, Brian Gibson, and many others.

A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal

 

 

Max and Helen

UK/USA 1990
Based on the book, Max and Helen, by Simon Wiesenthal
Directed by Philip Saville
Principal cast: Alice Krige, Martin Landau (als Simon Wiesenthal), Treat Williams u.a.

Wiesenthal’s search for witnesses to the crimes of the commander of a forced-labor camp in Poland is the starting point for the story of the Jewish lovers, Max and Helen, who are separated during the war and later meet again in an unforgettable reunion. They become the only living witnesses to the atrocities committed by the camp’s commander. Because of an unbearable, shared secret, however, they are unable to expose the man

 

The Nazi

USA 2002
Directed by Rod Lurie
Principal cast: Maura Tierney, James Cromwell, Shadit Dwait, Gil Hacohen

Short movie (14 min.) based on Simon Wiesenthal’s book, The Sunflower.