German Holocaust Film Boycotted Because it’s ‘Too Gruesome’
” … This film provokes outrage, confusion and panic … “
A German-made film about the horrors of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is so horrific that many critics have already said they will boycott it when it is released next year.
A clip of Uwe Boll’s film [Warning: This video contains shocking images] entitled Auschwitz is already on the internet, showing disturbing images of naked victims dying in gas chambers.
Mr Boll, a filmmaker who has made it his life’s work to shock, said he wanted to present to the world “a movie about the Holocaust that tells it like it really was”.
Tom Goldman, from videogame magazine the Escapist, said the film was “disturbing and gruesome and likely to push moviegoers over the edge”.
“The words Auschwitz and Uwe Boll in one breath rightly leads one to fear the worst. This film provokes outrage, confusion and panic,” added Sophie Albers in Stern magazine.
Boll, 45, insists that his Auschwitz film is serious and not just violence for its own sake.
“For too long audiences have been softened by special story films about the Holocaust like Schindler’s List and Life is Beautiful. It wasn’t like that. It was hell and that’s what I show,” he said.